These victims are very brave and to be commended for speaking up and taking action to expose the truth about being sexually abused by "Skip" ReVille.
It is imperative that anyone who suspects, witnesses, has knowledge, or has been harmed by a child predator to report it to law enforcement. So many times the first instinct is to report the abuse to the officials within the institution, as happened at Penn State, or within the Catholic church system, or at the Citadel . Those officials are not the ones to be investigating sex crimes against kids, and as we have learned so many times, those officials use your information to do damage control, cover it up, and therefore enable and empower the predator to abuse more kids.
Even if your abuse happened years ago, victims should also report it to police. At least get it on record in case the police might already have other information or reports on the same predator. This helps for them to be alert and warned that a certain child predator is still on the loose, and kids are still at risk.
It is also a healing step for victims to realize that a crime has been committed against them. So by reporting their abuse to the police, they are claiming their power back which was taken away from them as a child, and by speaking up, they are helping to protect kids today. Victims have more power than they sometimes realize, because they are the ones with the truth, and they have done nothing wrong.
Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA 636-433-2511
"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy.
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