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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Comments (24)
  1. MaryC says:

    Even if he doesn’t pursue charges, he has an obligation to make sure other children do not fall prey if this person is still out there. He would have wanted some one to catch this person when it was happening to him. How would he feel if this had happened to one of his children and someone knew what this person was doing and said nothing?

  2. fransgal says:

    It had been my hope that the creep who abused Sen Brown and probably others would be worried he would be investigated. I am sorry that the Sen. has let him off the hook.

    The Senator deserves credit for bringing the abuse to light, but somewhere out there this guy is laughing now and feeling he is home Scott free.

  3. jerry says:

    Well im sorry i think sen brown is lying thru his teeth just to benefit from it through his book 1st you do not wait 40 years and not tell one person not even your mom or family member 2nd if he was so afraid to say anything about it why did he put it in his book (trying to make a buck ) 3rd why say or write about it or even say anything about it if you are not going to prosecute this so called guy (and save other people from going through the same thing as him if it really happened) i just hope in prey if this was really true that sen brown would want this guy off the street , but if this did happen im sorry for what happened to him but were is the other abused kids that this so called guy abused because if he did it to sen brown then he did it to others . Everyones intitled to there opinion but i think he sen brown is lying just to sell a book and i feel really sorry for the other people in this world who has really been abused by other pedophiles , and if this really happened to sen brown then WHY WOULDNT HE TELL THE NAME OF THIS GUY AND GET HIM OFF THE STREET or make aware to the public who this guy is to protect there children from this so called guy that he claims to have touched him so to speak .

    1. jerry says:

      Have you ever heard of free speech and you call me a ignoramus ? look up free speech and tell me what that means ? evidently you must not know what freedom of speech means USE a DICTIONARY before you speak .

      1. jerry says:

        This was intended for jinny

    2. jerry says:

      P.S. If sen brown is telling the truth then get him to take a lie detectors test , and second of all wouldnt you want to know if there was a child molester living next to you ? What would happen if your child was molested say last week and it could have been prevented, if that guy was reported and sent to jail then that poor child would have not been molested right ? im sorry if i offended anyone on here but if i had a chance to protect other children from going through being molested or raped i would make SURE that this guy was ARRESTED AND THROWN IN JAIL before i would ever let him hurt ANYONE ELSES CHILD EVER .IIts funny you would rather want to report me but yet SEN. brown can let a CHILD MOLESTER OFF THE HOOK TO HARM OTHER CHILDREN ? were is your train of thought at ? maybe you do not care about other children from getting hurt but i do care SO REPORT THAT BECAUSE I CARE!!!!!!!!

    3. P&S says:

      Brown must identify the pervert before he sodomizes another kid!

  4. medave says:

    He wont persue charges because there are no charges..If this happened its his duty to protect the people. I think Brown is being a clown and lyong thrue his teeth. Shame on you Brown.

  5. Ellen says:

    Maybe the reason Brown won’t divulge the name of his abuser is that his abuser is now deceased.

  6. katy says:

    shame on brown and shame on the media for giving him the free publicity he was looking for for his book. IF it is true than how dare he not turn the guy in. what if his daughters were next in line to this guy.

    1. Cynic says:

      katy…His Daughters have nothing to worry about. The person in question obviously likes Boys……Mr.Brown is a Politician and we all know that when a Politician says or does ANYTHING we should never take it at face value. It is always best to look closer and ask “What Is He Up To”

  7. katy says:

    good point cynic, but it really bothers me that the media is helping him sell his book. i just hope it turns around and slaps him in the face and no one votes for him. how can anyone vote for a guy who wouldn’t turn in a mollesterer, or would sell lies like that. i know all politians lie, but he’s big claim to fame is that is not your regular politician. i also find it amazing that the district attorney is “respecting his wishes” whats up with that

    1. Ellen says:

      Katy, I know people that were behind Scott Brown 100 per cent and applauded him with the admission that he was sexually abused, but now these very same people are now wondering if his story is true or not. or is this just some kind of publicity thing going on here. I myself believe that Scott Brown is telling the truth, but I guess this story has gone on and on, and can understand why my friends are now questioning the integrity of his story.

  8. Donny says:

    I agree with those calling this story of abuse into question.

    The timing is pure book promotion. A tall tale generated to add some spice to a what i’m sure is otherwise a rather dull tome.
    Nothing to challenge. No one to verify or deny… He doesn’t want to “settle any scores”?… That says it all.

  9. Bill says:

    I agree. Scott Brown is lying through his teeth. He is being praised for being so couragous, but where is the courage. Any one can make an accusation and not have to back it up with fact. This is no different than people who claim to have been abducted by UFO”s. The onus of proof falls upon you to disprove them..
    If his accusations are true, he should have courage to back up his charges, and bring this supposed predator to justice. If he is being truthful and he feared for his and his families lives ther should be no lapse of time that would diffuse his anger. How many other people would this predator threatened? Where are the other victims from this time period? It is never just one victim.
    If the “abuser” is already deceased the charges should never have been made, if they couldn’t be proven. Scot Brown is not some uneducated “just another guy” on a victim list. He understands how the system works; and if you are going to play the “victim” card you had better be willing and able to see these charges through to the end.

  10. Andrea says:

    I have a problem with the fact that Scott Brown refuses to disclose his abusers name. How can he not? He is enableling this person to continue molesting other children. It is his duty to reveal this pedophile’s identity, anything less would be criminal.

  11. Cynic says:

    One of the many posibilities is that this was just a somewhat normal sexual experience that he participated in and now regrets.

    1. jerry says:

      Well cynic if that was true then it would not be considered as being molested first of all and second this guy was a adult and he was a child supposely so that would be considered statutory rape instead and theres nothing normal about that .

      1. Cynic says:

        Jerry …I didn’t mean normal as in Legal,I meant normal as in not unusual.His freind in the woods wasn’t an older person,was He?

  12. Cynic says:

    Most comments used the terms Child molester,or pedophile or something of that nature. Have we been conditioned to not consider the implications of the fact that the overwhelming number of perpertraters and victims were of the Same Sex?

  13. donny says:

    This reinforces my sense of an ever-increasing level of ‘self service’ among our ‘public servants”.

    I suggest a accompanying video series: Egos Gone Wild

  14. john bittelari says:

    if it happened, it’s sad. my problem with Senator Brown’s story, why wait until your ready to push your book? also, several of his step fathers abused him? his mother must have chosen poorly if this is true. he has lied before. he said Rachel Maddow was going to challenge him for the Senate, that was a lie. hope he enjoys his one and only victory as a Senator. I think is nose is growing longer with every passing minute.

  15. mom says:

    Why don’t the tea party people and his constituents demand he identify the perp or resign?

    1. donny says:

      Good question.

      Resign?… Obviously he’s found a great ‘public service’ job as U.S. Senator which allows him the time to write and promote a book about HIMSLF! Telling us all how tough he’s had it, and how he’s made it IN SPITE of being molested by someone he’s still afraid to name.

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