Carol Abrams and Barbara Ross posted the following letter on sfexaminer.com:
"Let healing process begin"
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It seems appropriate to remind the community that it was two long years ago, in April 2007, that William Hamilton Ayres, a formerly licensed child psychiatrist, was arrested and charged with molesting male children sent to him for therapy.
He has been out on bail, living in the community, since that time. His attorney, Doren Weinberg, of the Phil Spector trial, has repeatedly delayed Ayres’ criminal trial.
It is known that it takes great courage for male victims of child sexual abuse to speak out. To date, there have been at least 40 men who have reported abuse by Ayres. It is also known that the effects on victims last a lifetime, and delaying the trial this long means the men cannot even begin to heal.
– Carol Abrams (Millbrae) and Barbara Ross (San Mateo), Mothers of Victims
A deeply felt thanks goes out to Carol Abrams and Barbara Ross who have the strength of will to continue to push this into the public's consciousness, when the public seems to want to continue to ignore this "uncomfortable" topic. We all need the unsung heroes that speak out when others can't or are afraid to...