Teen in Steven Wilder Striegel's 2010 sex abuse case comes forward to 'reclaim my identity'

“I was not able to speak for myself when I was 14,” Carnes told the newspaper. “The consequences of this abuse are profound and permanent for some. When the abuse takes place with a child, it is even harder to overcome. You lose trust in everyone around you, and mainly yourself. Your abuse does not define you. With support from others and strength from within, you can overcome the label of victim and reclaim your identity.”

/entertainment – New York Daily News