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In hope of helping others, delegate reveals abuse as child
In hope of helping others, delegate reveals abuse as child

Del. C.T. Wilson stepped to the podium of a Senate committee during a routine hearing, about to confess a secret. He took a deep breath. "I don't really, really want to be here," he said. He had weighed what might come of revealing his darkest truth to fellow politicians. At 43, he'd spent a lifetime building barriers of protection – 231 pounds of hulking muscle, hardly any close friends, training as a combat soldier, earning a law degree while working nights as a bouncer. Wearing a gray suit, years removed from his daily nightmare, Wilson told the senators that as a child, his adoptive father repeatedly beat then raped him. "I can't describe to...

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