Besides the Coreys, and the plethora of other child actors who seemingly endured psychotic pedo-abuse, I heard about one kid from the 80s who's career was ended! It was ended...just like his happy, normal life and childhood. The groomer's leverage and tactics are SO freaking typical, but even back in the 1980s, we were all uneducated on CSA cases. The police, the judges, lawyers, therapists, etc.
California gave the perp 1.5 years. 1.5 years for a ruined life.
Excerpts from a published article:
Victim is: Nathan Forest Winters: From "Clownhouse"
He had a promising future, but it ended with the abuse by Director Victor Salva.Winters, 20, who hasn't acted since starring in Salva's first feature film, "Clownhouse," works part time as a screen printer at his stepfather's sign shop in Martinez.
"I needed to face this," Winters said in an interview yesterday.[b] "I've lived through years and years and years of pain and trauma. I'm being healed daily: It's unreal the amount of stuff that's built up all these years that's starting to be released. But it doesn't work like, 'Boom! -- I'm OK now.' "
[/b].Salva, 37, was arrested on three counts of felony child molestation in 1987 in the seduction of Winters. When police raided Salva's house, they found homemade pornographic tapes, one showing Salva having oral sex with Winters.
Although Salva served 15 months of a three-year prison sentence, completed parole in 1992 and claims to have "paid for my mistakes dearly," his former victim isn't about to forget."We've been through hell," said Winters' mother, Rebecca Winters, describing the four years of sexual abuse her son suffered.
Rebecca Winters disagrees. "People have said, 'Get a life. Victor served his time.' But he hasn't paid his dues. Victor served 1 1/2 years of a three-year sentence. What's that in comparison to a lifetime of pain?
Typical Pedo Grooming by Salva:In "Clownhouse," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1980s and is available on video, Nathan Winters played Casey, the youngest of three brothers. Casey is bullied by his older brothers because of his fear of clowns, but his fears prove prescient when a group of escaped convicts, disguised as clowns, terrorize him and his brothers.
Nathan Winters said Salva has talent as a film maker, "but that doesn't change the fact of what he is. . . .
"I'd known Victor two years before he tried anything sexual. I loved him like a father. I didn't have a strong male influence (Winters was raised by a stepfather and has never known his biological father), and that's what Victor was using against me -- that kind of trust and love that I was lacking."