KEEPING TERRIBLE SECRETS
Three women and a man say they were molested as children by Bill Conlin, a Hall of Fame baseball writer and Philadelphia Daily News columnist.
In vivid accounts, the four say Conlin groped and fondled them and touched their genitals in assaults in the 1970s, when they were ages 7 to 12.
“This is a tragedy,” said Kelley Blanchet, a niece of Conlin’s who said he molested her when she was a child. “People have kept his secret. It’s not just the victims, it’s the victims’ families. There were so many people who knew about this and did nothing.”
From today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children,” (click here).
I know a thing or two about families keeping secrets. This has to stop. These truly are tragedies.