FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, David Clohessy, executive director of the St. Louis-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, speaks with reporters in Belleville, Ill. ... more 
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, David Clohessy, executive director of the St. Louis-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, speaks with reporters in Belleville, Ill. While many Americans are riveted by the Penn State sex abuse trial, it has been particularly wrenching - and sometimes heartening - for those who were themselves victims of abuse in their youth. Clohessy, who says he was abused by a priest while in his teens, said the extensive coverage of the trial could have long-term benefits for victims. "Once you accept the notion that child sex abuse is stunningly widespread, then every instance in which it emerges into the public consciousness is essentially good - painful but good," Clohessy said. "Kids are safer, and victims move further toward recovery."(AP Photo/The Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann
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