[Updated post: 10/29/09 11:40am PST by Deep Sounding]
Please note: I've received an update from Sgt. Detective Donovan, the correct number for the Suffolk County DA is: 617-619-4300. I've updated it below, as well.
We just received the following comment from Sgt. Detective John Donovan of the Boston Police Crimes Against Children Unit:
Boston PoliceLet me add a personal note about contacting the police about these kinds of crimes:
Crimes Against Children Unit
I, Sgt. Det. John Donovan , am the Supervisor in the BPD CACU. I just recently became aware of this blog site.
If there are any victims out there or anyone that can provide any information on incidents that happened in Boston, MA, please contact me and or the Suffolk County DA CPT 617-619-4300. (phone number corrected 10/29/2009)
Please pass this info on.
I’m 40ish years old; within the range of ages that men usually start to really deal with this kind of childhood crime against them. I can’t speak to reporting crimes in Boston, but I imagine that it’s similar to the experience that I had.
For me, It was a difficult experience to talk to the police, but it has been liberating and focusing at the same time. I believe that it is the right course to take to begin bringing everything into perspective. I have also found that they seem to know exactly what I’m going through, and were not generally surprised or confrontational about what they heard from me, on the contrary, it is reassuring to find that the fears and concerns I mentioned are common.