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November 20th, 2011
10:21 PM ET

Sex Abuse Survivor Greg LeMond: Penn State Scandal "Disturbing"

An incredible statistic to think about, as the child rape scandal unfolds at Penn State. One in every six boys, according to researchers, is sexually abused before age 18. So often, victims lock the pain away and never get the help they need. That's why the group "1in6.org" exists, to let men know they're not alone, that it's not their fault, and that it can happen to practically anyone—including a three-time winner of the Tour de France.

Greg LeMond was the first American to ever win the Tour back in 1986. But he carried with him a secret, sexual abuse that he says he suffered at the hands of a family friend when he was just 12-years-old. Now, LeMond is on the board of "1in6.org," committed to helping others like him. He described what he went through to CNN's Don Lemon.


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