DC Councilman Decides Not to Run for Re-Election Due to Sexual Abuse

Posted on: April 17, 2020 Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

DC Councilman Not Running Election Sexual AbuseVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced in March that his office filed an indictment against former Catholic priest, Scott Asalone, 63. Asalone is accused of sexually abusing D.C. council member David Grosso back in 1985 when Grosso only 14 years old. Due to the emotional scars that reopened because of the investigation and indictment, Grosso has chosen not to run for re-election.

In his statement announcing his decision not to run for re-election Grosso said, “I understand the tremendous burden that victims of sexual assault and abuse carry throughout their lives. As I did many years ago, we all must find the courage to come forward, tell our stories, and seek justice and accountability from the perpetrator, as well as the churches and other institutions that have hidden or excused their behavior.”

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