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Shari's Promise: A Howard County woman's courage and compassion battling child sexual abuse
Talking about childhood sexual abuse is uncomfortable, but that doesn't stop Shari Hammond from speaking up about this crime, which strikes one in four girls and one in six boys in this country before the age of 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She knows what can happen if she doesn't say anything -- because it happened to her, twice.
By Lisa Kawata
April 1, 2011