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Sen. Brown Says He Won’t Pursue Charges In Sex Abuse

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Sen. Scott Brown on 60 Minutes

Sen. Scott Brown on 60 Minutes

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BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Sen. Scott Brown has told a prosecutor he doesn’t want to seek criminal charges against the former summer camp counselor he says sexually assaulted him 40 years ago on Cape Cod.

Cape and Island’s District Attorney Michael O’Keefe says that Brown told him he didn’t want to pursue the case. O’Keefe said Brown didn’t identify his alleged attacker, and that he will respect Brown’s wishes and won’t launch an investigation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mike Macklin talks with District Attorney O’Keefe


In a statement late Friday, Brown said he’s not writing about what happened to him “to settle any scores” but to let people know they can overcome hardships.

Read: Patrick: Brown Abuse Revelations Could Help Others

In a book to be released Monday, Brown says he was molested by the camp counselor when he was 10.

WBZ has confirmed Sen. Brown attended Camp Good News.

Read: Statement From Camp Good News

The 60 Minutes interview with Scott Brown will air Sunday at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV and WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

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