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I am 57 years old, married, with three grown up children. I live by the sea in Wallasey, on the tip of the Wirral peninsula, opposite the city of Liverpool in the UK. I am a foster carer and a writer. Until 1998, I kept a dark secret. I had been sexually abused as a child at a school run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, and ordered to stay silent when, in 1968, I told them what was happening to me. But, in 1998, I broke my silence and fought back against those who had abused me and then tried to keep me quiet. I have since written a book about what happened in my struggle for justice. You can read the background on my web site http://www.grahamwilmer.org.uk . In 2003, I also set up a charity, The Lantern Project, to help other victims of child abuse. http://lanternproject.org.uk

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Monday, October 1, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Breaking my silence After 40 years of suffering and shame, Graham Wilmer broke his silence about the sexual abuse he suffered at a Salesian school in England. But bringing the teacher who abused him to account, and exposing the Salesians who covered it up, proved a harrowing task.