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Child Abuse

Child abusers can be anywhere

There will always be pedophiles. We have to arm our children with self-esteem and body knowledge. I don't know how the mother of that 4-year-old girl raised a child who disclosed her alleged abuse ("Timonium church volunteer charged with sexual abuse," Dec. 9), but she must have done something very right; disclosure during childhood is rare. That is one of the reasons why we have to scrutinize the people with whom our children interact.

Many people still cling to the myth that they'd be able to spot a pedophile: he's the one in the bushes or on the other side...

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