A number of people have come forward claiming that they were the victims of Massachusetts child sexual abuse while attending Camp Good News. The ex-campers made their allegations after US Senator Scott Brown revealed that he was molested at a Cape Cod religious camp when he was a boy. The camp was later identified as attending Camp Good News, a Christian Camp in Sandwich.
While the Boston Globe last week counted six adults alleging child sex abuse at the camp, one Boston injury lawyer claims that 13 people-2 women and 11 men-have contacted him claiming that they were abused while attending the camp. The Cape Cod sex abuse incidents allegedly occurred between the 1970’s and 1990’s and multiple perpetrators were allegedly involved. However, some of the adults did say that they were molested by Charles “Chuck” Devita, a camp employee who killed himself last week after a an ex-camper said Devita sexually abused him.
In the wake of the allegations and the ongoing investigation, Camp Good News announced that it will be closed this summer.
Child Sexual Abuse
Time and again, our Boston injury lawyers have seen the impact child sex abuse can have on the victim and his/her family. Sex abuse is a damaging crime that can cause serious physical, emotional, and psychological harm to a victim. The perpetrator may be someone the child knows, such as a trusted friend, relative, teacher, doctor, counselor, priest, or babysitter. In these cases, there is the additional trauma of having that assailant be someone who violated the victim’s trust.
If you were sexually abused or your son or daughter has been molested or sexually assaulted, you may have grounds for a Boston sexual abuse lawsuit.
2 more ex-campers allege abuse, but not by man who took own life, Boston.com, April 8, 2011
Man: I told Camp Good News about Chuck Devita’s child porn, MyFox Boston, April 12, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Camp Good News
Child Sex Abuse, MedlinePlus
More Blog Posts:
Ex-Children’s Hospital Boston Pediatrician Sued for Boston Medical Malpractice and the Sex Abuse of Child Patients, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, February 17, 2011
Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawsuit: Victim Sues the Pope, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, September 24, 2010
Boston Sexual Assault: Former High School Basketball Coach Faces Criminal Charges for 1976 Rape, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, April 18, 2010