“Constantly you can pick up any book, almost every story is exactly the same. When you talk to other victims, these guys do the same thing to their victims, it’s like they were taught in seminary.”
BAILEY: I’ve sent the bishop eight survivors of Neary and each one said the bishop told them they were the only person that had come forward about Neary
“I’ve sent the bishop eight survivors of Neary and each one said the bishop told them they were the only person that had come forward about Neary
“Eight Neary victims I know of were told that nobody spoke about Neary before they did by Bishop Moynihan..
BAILEY: What I found is, I’ve spoken to 4 to 500 abuses so far doing the hotline and some of the peer counseling I do. When it comes to someone that's a victim of the same perpetrators. it kicks it up a notch. It’s a lot more difficult to, I don't know what the right word is even. You connect but it’s almost like you connect too much.
“I disclosed in 2002 what happened to me, and after the one article they've been calling me to say they too are a victim.
“One guy called me at midnight and said I just had to call you. You were on the news talking about sexual abuse with a picture of Neary. He just sat up and said that's him that's him. His wife said what, and he said, that's what I’ve been holding in 37 years. Then he took next days off from work to tell his family and friends.
“He had thought about it but he thought he was the only one.
"These guys (pedophile priests) are masters. I also thought Neary was an anomaly. I thought he was maybe one or a couple."
CHARLES BAILEY: Thomas Neary had a 45-year career of raping children, and the story is just beginning to come out.
Giving credit where credit is due: I got the tip to track down Charles Bailey for a story after Peggy Warren interviewed the author on her monthly internet webcast/cable TV show Educating to End Abuse from Wichita, Kansas on WCTV.
Onward. . .