Sins of the Fathers > Sins of the Fathers > Abuse of the Abused

When I was a child, I was sexually exploited, abused, and assaulted -- raped, ultimately -- by a priest named Fr. LeRoy Valentine at The Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.

Then, when I went to the Archdiocese of St. Louis for help in 2002, and Timothy Cardinal Dolan returned my call, that's when things got REALLY bad.

While the sexual abuse I experienced was terrible -- and merely writing these words is stirring up physical reminders -- it was nothing compared to what the Archdiocese of St. Louis has put me through since I first went to them for help.