May 22, 2006

Child abuse target of walkers

London Free Press

Mon, May 22, 2006


TORONTO -- A bespectacled Rick Brazeau barely resembles the enlarged black and white photo of himself as a pre-teen about 40 years ago.

Just eight months after the snapshot was taken in January 1963, Brazeau said his life was forever changed when he was sexually abused by his parish priest.

"I wasn't the one who was abused. It was this 11-year-old child who didn't know what to say, didn't know what to do, didn't know how to speak out about it," he said.

Brazeau joined nearly 100 people yesterday who took to the streets of Toronto for the inaugural Walk to Stop the Silence -- Stop Child Sexual Abuse, a fundraiser to encourage other abused children to speak out.

Posted by kshaw at May 22, 2006 07:22 AM