GUAM Pacific Daily News Joelle Casteix October 1, 2016 Survivors of sexual abuse on Guam are in a very powerful position. The new law protecting sex abuse victims is a watershed moment.Finally, survivors will be able to use the civil courts to seek accountability, justice and healing. The public will finally learn the true scope and scale of the cover-up.Click here to get the latest news updates from WCCO. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday morning that Missouri State Police arrested 24-year old Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez.Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says the Republican is taking a humble approach in his first day as President-elect; just hours after his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton Tuesday.As an advocate who has helped hundreds of other survivors, I understand the complex dynamics that many survivors face.If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse on Guam, here are some important factors to remember: * You are not hurting the church, your family, or your community by coming forward. If anyone tries to tell you that coming forward is wrong or shameful, walk away. Brave survivors like Roy Quintanilla, Walter Denton, and Roland Sondia blazed a trail for you. Some civil window sex abuse cases have been completed in less than two years. Organizations fight long and hard to keep their secrets hidden.By coming forward, you are protecting the child who was hurt so many years ago. But when it comes to the legal system, crime victims have privacy rights. Understand that you need to be patient and that things won’t happen overnight.
Talk to a therapist, supportive family and friends, and support groups like Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP. WCCO-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp.and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.Click here for WCCO-TV news stories Send us your breaking news tips here Contact WCCO-TV anchors and reporters Check out Good Question Send us your weather and news photos Get information on [...]Welcome to News Radio 830 WCCO on CBSMinnesota.com! and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Monday): Overnight America With Jon Grayson [...]Authorities say a murder suspect in the death of a 21-month old child in Blaine has been arrested in Missouri.But before any of that can happen, victims need to come forward.
As a survivor who used a similar California law for justice, I know firsthand how terrifying the decision can be.