Child sexual abuse cases in Hollywood attract attention

Posted on January 20th, 2012 by

In his private journal, Jason Michael Handy once described himself as a "pedophile, full blown." And his job as a production assistant at one of the nation's most prominent producers of children's television programs, Nickelodeon, gave him access to child actors on and off the set, and allowed him to exchange email addresses and phone numbers with them.…Experts say addressing the problem is overdue. "This is just like the Catholic Church pretending that priests never molested people in the past," said Dr. Daniel D. Broughton, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic and expert on child sexual abuse. "What's surprising to me is why it hasn't come out even stronger and sooner."

LA Times, by Dawn Chmielewski, 1/8/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Pediatrics

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