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Cheryl Burke Reveals She Was Molested as a Child

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

According to a report from People Magazine, twice “Dancing with the Stars” champ Cheryl Burke, reveals in her new book “Dancing Lessons” that she was molested as a child.

People Magazine reveals that the professional dancer was molested by a family friend.  The incidents began when she was as young as 5 years old.

Burke, who is now 26, testified against the retired mailman, helping to send him to prison for two decades.

“I’m telling my story,” Burke told the magazine. “They’re not secrets. There’s no shame.”

Burke who sadly like many other victims of such crime said she felt “guilty” after the abuse.  She said that she later recovered when the perpetrator was sent to prison and she received therapy.

“If I can help just one person,” Burke said, “for me that’s all that matters.”

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