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Child abuse cases could bring topic into the light

By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The head of a Charleston group that trains adults to recognize the signs of child sexual abuse hopes recent news stories concerning The Citadel and Penn State open a dialogue on what is generally a taboo subject.

Jolie Logan is the CEO of Darkness to Light. In the past decade the group has taught hundreds of thousands of adults worldwide about the signs of child sexual abuse. She hopes recent developments get people talking and wanting to do something about sexual abuse.

She says the topic is similar to breast cancer several decades ago.

Back then discussing it was taboo. Now NFL players wear pink on their uniforms in October, road races are staged to raise money and women tell stories of their battles with the disease.

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