I truly like the opening paragraph--and to those victims or should I say survivors--you truly are heroes and we here and everyone else should remember you and continue advocacy and support for all victims. I noticed the judge said you were assaulted and is no cause for embarrassment or for shame--but sadly I and probably many others harbor these emotions--but it was wonderful to hear someone who has not experience such heinous acts speak these words to help the victims move forward.
"And then, addressing the victims directly, Cleland said: "The fact that you were assaulted is no cause for embarrassment or for shame. As children you were the victims of a pedophile. . . . His conduct was no fault of your own. As adults, you have now come forward to hold him accountable. It is for your courage and not for your assault that you will be remembered . . . ."