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More sex abuse victims speak out in Charlotte area

Call it the Sandusky effect.

The child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University has set a ripple effect in motion, experts say. Nationwide, victims are stepping out and naming their alleged abusers, two or five or 20 years later.

It might be because they’re worried their abuser will harm others. It might be because constant media reports are causing them to relive their trauma. A lot of it concerns the spotlight on Penn State, lawyers and advocates for victims said...

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