He said his mother chose her brother over her son.
“I lost my mother at age 19,” he said. “I still go to the family reunion when I can. People ask me why I go and I tell them I did nothing wrong.”
He said he was an adult giving the Body Safety program before he was fully aware that being molested was not his fault.
The program started out as the Good Touch, Bad Touch program in the 1980s. It has since evolved to the Body Safety program. Now the program encourages children to tell their parents or anyone they are comfortable with if they are touched in their private parts “for no good reason.”
Body Safety explains that parents or doctors may need to touch a child’s private parts for good reason such as cleaning or examination.