June 17, 2005
New Book Released, "An Inch from Murder": Life as a Male Victim of Sexual Child Abuse
June 14, 2005 [PR WEb]
This powerful personal autobiography comes at a time when the world was watching the Michael Jackson child molestation trial. "An Inch From Murder" deals with the author's life as a male victim of sexual child abuse. Long overdue, this courageous account will benefit other male survivors who have learned to cope with multiple molestations, with valuable information for professionals and parents.
(PRWEB) June 14, 2005 -- "An Inch From Murder" was written 20 years ago and is now being brought to print for the very first time and deals with the author's life as a male victim of sexual child abuse. Drawing from the memory of past molestations from the age of four until sixteen, a trauma unfolded in adulthood profiling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The uncanning of the abuse by seven men (including Boston Catholic Priests, a policeman, close relatives and friends) resulted in the attempted murder of the author's latest assailant; the ensuing incarceration and the attempt now to bring the issues of male victimization into focus.
Author Cornelius Ahern has come out from the main stratum of society to become a sexual child abuse statistic, and a criminal statistic as well. Now, his desired hope is that he can prevent a victim of sexual child abuse (SCA) from developing into a criminal statistic, and more importantly, work towards preventing the SCA statistic in the first place.
Studies indicate that 10-16% of all men experienced some form of sexual child abuse yet this subject has only been treated recently in scholarly journals. No other account approaches the topic in the first person as explicitly and with such graphic detail as dealt with here.
Reminded by these recent sensational reports of child sexual abuse, this compelling story comes with the author's pledge of 20 years ago: "If I could save one person's life from the heartache and anguish that has come into my life because of child sexual abuse by writing this book, then I would have truly and finally accomplished something in my lifetime - by having someone read that there is hope and recognition for the abused, and that you can get help before it's too late."
Frightened by the experiences of a maximum security prison in Connecticut and in the States' Mental Institution for the criminally insane, the victim turned aggressor and takes readers back 20 years ago in many jail cells of 15 months; editing all that information as a male survivor of sexual child abuse, completing this story for these present times.
"An Inch From Murder" (ISBN: 978-1-58939-730-9) is published by www.virtualbookworm.com/aninchfrommurder.html
For more information or to contact the author, go to www.aninchfrommurder.com
Posted by Nancy at June 17, 2005 10:17 PM