Category Archives: Crime

Pry Open Those Wounds With The Truth

“Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues; the world is rotten because of silence!” ~Saint Catherine of Siena. Many people -even survivors of child sexual abuse- are disturbed by my honesty. But my articles are written for those who have … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Species: A Hard Look At How We Treat Children

This article is almost 17 years old, but I remember the day I read it in 1998, in The Los Angeles Times (Parade) Magazine. It was only a few months after I remembered my father had sexually abused, raped, and … Continue reading

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“Abuse? What Abuse?… Please Pass the Potatoes”

Repression and dissociation of trauma is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). I don’t particularly like the word “disorder” because I believe that memory repression is an ingenious, rational, and methodical way for a child’s … Continue reading

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Former Miss America, Incest Survivor, Shares Her Story

…“Scuff, scuff, scuff.” The sounds of expensive felt soles making their way down the hall of a Denver mansion in the middle of a night. The slow turn of the door handle on the private bedroom door of a 5-year-old … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Abuse and Disease: A Story of Hell To Hope

Former Miss America, Marilyn Van derbur, was sexually abused by her father, including rape for almost thirteen years. Marilyn has talked about being physically paralyzed from head to toe because of the incest. This is only one aspect of the … Continue reading

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Four Sisters Who Confronted Their Father and Their Pain

My father, was a Los Angeles Police Officer. He was a child sexual abuser, and child rapist. He used weapons on me to silence me. Edward Rodgers was a former state and federal law enforcement official. His daughter’s story is … Continue reading

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Grammar Student Repressed All Memory of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sex abuse royal commission: Former Geelong Grammar student has ‘no memory’ of abuse By Sarah Farnsworth “A man with no memory of sexual abuse perpetrated at Geelong Grammar is trying to come to terms with shattered memories of his … Continue reading

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