Camp Sen. Brown Attended Is Under Scrutiny
Prosecutors are taking a deeper look into a Cape Cod summer camp once attended by Sen. Scott Brown after another former camper came forward to say he was abused there as a child.
Brown has written that he was sexually abused at a camp when he was a boy. Although the senator has never named the camp where he was abused, the director of Camp Good News in Sandwich has confirmed Brown was a camper there when he was 10 years old.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who represents the former camper who says he was molested as a 10-year-old, referred the allegation to the Cape and Islands district attorney's office on Monday.
"I asked the district attorney's office to investigate the specific case involving my client," Garabedian said. "I don't know how wide the net of the district attorney's office will be."
Garabedian said the employee who allegedly assaulted his client in the mid-1980s still works at Camp Good News.
The district attorney's office says it has launched an investigation into the new complaint.
First Assistant District Attorney Brian Glenny says he's received several calls relating to other matters at the camp since Brown disclosed the abuse in his autobiography.
"This victim [I'm representing] came to be because Sen. Brown spoke out," Garabedian said. "What Sen. Brown did was empower my client and give my client the courage to come forward."
With reporting from The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom.
This program aired on April 5, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.