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Injecting Reality Into Nonsense: PCAR & the Letourneau/Faulaau Interview

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape has done a great service to sanity in releasing an edited, non-sanitized version of what ABC’s press release on Barbara Walters’ interview with Mary Letourneau and Villi Faulaau should have looked like from the start. PCAR’s unblinking release speaks for itself, but among the idiocies that it should help to contradict […]

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Justice and Beauty. A Last, Full Measure

Posted in Sexual Assault

She was sharp. She was tough. She was deeply kind. She was resplendent in red. She was a loud, happy harmony of Italian-American toughness, soft skin and sweetness, belly laugher and beautiful, dark eyes. She was flirty. She was flinty. She was piercingly honest. She was uncompromising when it came to the truth. She understood what […]

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Copperhead Road: A Novel CopperheadRoad.BookCover

Copperhead Road is a character driven, psychological thriller about the extremities of the human spirit and the power of friendship. As a former special victims prosecutor and a victim of chronic child sexual abuse, there are touches of my personal story in this book, but it’s more an amalgamation of the thousands of cases and brave children I’ve encountered over the years. This book is for them, and every boy and girl still silent, helpless, and alone. Thanks for taking a look.

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