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WYFF News Channel 4: Silent Tears: Improving the treatment of child sex abuse

WYFF news channel 4 video covering the May 28, 2013 Greenville County Council Chambers Silent Tears press release.

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The Herald Online: Training called key in child abuse prosecution

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A new report says coordination and training are the keys to successfully prosecuting child abuse cases.

The National Child Protection Training Center conducted a yearlong review of child sex abuse in South Carolina.

“Our report proposes concrete steps to help those who help children,” said Victor Vieth with the center.

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The State.com: Training called key in child abuse prosecution

The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A new report says coordination and training are the keys to successfully prosecuting child abuse cases.

The National Child Protection Training Center conducted a yearlong review of child sex abuse in South Carolina.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and local prosecutors and law enforcement officers were on hand for Tuesday’s release of the report.

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Patch: Study Recommends Improvements to Curb Child Sexual Abuse

A new study released Tuesday suggests South Carolina take a number of steps to improve its response to child sexual abuse.

The 336-page report, unveiled at a Greenville press conference, recommends the state take such steps as improving training and expanding education for frontline child protection professionals.

“One day God just came to us and told us to get involved, and we did,” said Greenville businessman and GOP donor Bob Castellani, founder of Silent Tears who, along with his wife Lisa, gave $250,000 last year to conduct the statewide assessment.

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WSPA: Silent Tears: Breaking The Silence Of Child Sexual Abuse

GREENVILLE, S.C. –

A new report, release Tuesday, details the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child sexual abuse in South Carolina.

“One day God just came to us and told us to get involved,” said Bob Castellani, founder of Silent Tears who along with his wife, Lisa, gave $250,000 last year to conduct the statewide assessment on Child Sexual Abuse in South Carolina. “And so we did.”  Joining the Castellani’s were US Senator Tim Scott, Congressman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Executive Director of the National Child Protection Training Center Victor Vieth.

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Greenville Online: New ideas offered in fight against child sex abuse

Leading South Carolina politicians were in Greenville this morning to lend their support to an effort to improve the state’s system for combating child sex abuse.

Among those attending a press conference at County Square were U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Also on hand were state Rep. Bruce Bannister of Greenville and 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins.

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