The lasting trauma of priest sexual abuse

Tom (last name withheld) reached a legal settlement several years ago after being abused by his priest, Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer, as a child.

Now in his 50s, he still deals with lasting trauma.

Tom joins The Daily Circuit to tell his story. Dr. David Arredondo, a clinical psychiatrist specializing in child and adult trauma, also joins the discussion.

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