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Last papal visit traumatic for some abuse victims

Robert Corby of Bethlehem tells a story about the time ex-football star Franco Harris visited Northampton Community College to lead a town hall meeting about how Penn State handled the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Corby, now 80, who says he was a victim of child sexual abuse by a priest, decided to attend, and at some point, very nervously, he stood up to speak about what happened to him. "I'm not here to question Joe Paterno's motives," he says he began. "I'm here to speak for all the victims of sexual abuse." He was rewarded with applause — and a surprise when the event ended. "An old guy came down the aisle, tears running down his face,"...

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