Scott Brown Won’t Pursue Alleged Abuser

Feb 20, 2011 8:03am

ABC News' Ryan Creed Reports:

In a stunning revelation this week, Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., told CBS' "60 Minutes" that a camp counselor sexually abused him numerous times when Brown was a child, but the Senator indicated that he is not interesting in pursuing charges against the alleged abuser, according to the Boston Globe.

“I wish I had said something 40 years ago when these events occurred, but I was scared and embarrassed. I want to be clear that the reason I write about these incidents in my book is not to settle any scores, but to let people know they can overcome the obstacles and hardships they face in life,” wrote Brown in a statement released Friday.

The Globe reports that Law enforcement officials and the Sandwich religious camp reached out to Brown about filing criminal charges against the counselor.

“There are many people like the senator who don’t want to pursue it further than the cathartic experience of revealing it. He has assured me that that’s the way he feels,” said Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, who also acknowledged that prosecuting charges would be difficult given the state’s 15-year statute of limitations.

During the “60 Minutes” interview, Brown said the counselor, who has not been identified, threatened Brown with violence if he told anyone about the abuse.

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