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That strong support has angered advocates for sexual assault victims who fear it will prevent some young victims from coming forward.
“We’re concerned that the outpouring of support on behalf of an admitted sex offender could impact future reporting. Many of the professionals who came forward to defend Torbick’s actions are working in fields where they themselves have access to children and are responsible for the care and safety of kids.
“Every professional that came forward and defended the actions of Torbick should be held to the same standard and it is critical that each of them receive evidenced-based training and education to ensure they are not creating an environment where children are less likely to report sexual abuse,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs at the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
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