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NEW YORK STATE -- An anti-abuse advocate and survivor is pushing to pass her law in all 50 states in an effort to fight child sex abuse.
Erin Merryn says starting when she was six, she was sexually abused by a neighbor, then again at age 11 by an older cousin. Merryn says she didn't tell anyone until she was 13.
She says she learned in school not to take candy from strangers and to stay away from drugs and alcohol but nothing about inappropriate touching. She now wants New York State to pass a law to require child sexual abuse education.
Merryn, an anti-abuse advocate and victim of child sex abuse said, “No one was educating me on safe touch, unsafe touch. Safe secrets, unsafe secrets. I was taught the eight ways on how to say no to drugs but where were the eight ways on how to get away. They never came. So, I stayed silent."
If passed, New York would be the fourth state to adopt “Erin Merryn's Law".