For the second year in a row, he put it all out there: the shame, the fear, the self-loathing, the pain, the dark details of his horrific, repeated rape.
An Army veteran and lawyer, Maryland Del. C.T. Wilson, a Democrat from Charles County, stood before his colleagues in Annapolis, confessed that he "really, really" didn't want to be there and told them why he doesn't sleep much at night. Why he hoped his children would never be boys. Why knows he is "a monster on the inside."
And for the second year in a row, his fellow lawmakers in the Maryland legislature put all that in a drawer. And closed it.
"It's usually the case when we tell our stories," Wilson said. "Nobody wants to hear this. And we want to be heard."
Wilson wants his fellow delegates to understand what the adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse endure. And what recourse they have years and years later. And for two years now, he has sponsored legislation aimed at helping them