Former Pa. legislator breaks years of silence on his own sexual abuse

Penn Live

September 24, 2018

By Ivey DeJesus

Former Pa. state rep. talks about being a victim of child sex abuse

For years, the effort to reform the Pennsylvania statute of limitations has been chiefly led by Rep. Mark Rozzi, a Berks County Democrat who at the age of 13 was sexually abused by his Diocese of Allentown priest.

Rozzi has become the poster face for adult victims who were abused as children.

On Monday, his fraternity grew by at least one.

Bill Wachob, a Democrat who between 1978 and 1984 served in the House, on Monday made public his own abuse.

Wachob, who now lives in La Jolla, Calif., calls himself “collateral damage” to the clergy sex abuse crisis. He said his abuser – an older and bigger neighbor – was himself being abused by a priest.

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