“If anyone ever asks you why you didn’t report the abuse earlier, you walk away.
Because those people who will ask you that don’t know what it means to be a child, and be scared.
They don’t know what is taken from a child in the dark.
They don’t know what it means to not be believed, to have to come into a courtroom and talk about what adults don’t want to talk about.
You are strong. Don’t apologize to anyone.”
Judge Diane Gibbons, addressing the 15 young victims of a serial molester