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Suicide Reported at Cape Cod Summer Camp Where Sen. Scott Brown Claimed Abuse

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    April 6: Police block the entrance at Camp Good News in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Authorities are investigavting the apparent suicide of a man accused of molesting a boy over two decades ago. (AP)

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    April 6: A hearse leaving Camp Good News in Sandwich, Massachusetts. It is the same camp that has come under scrutiny since it was linked to a childhood sex abuse allegation by U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. (AP)

Authorities are investigating an apparent suicide at the Massachusetts summer camp where Sen. Scott Brown says he was sexually molested as a child.

An ambulance was seen leaving Camp Good News in Sandwich, Mass., on Cape Cod at around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. 

The Boston Herald reports that police found the body of a 43-year-old man inside a car on camp property with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

Police have not yet released the man's name. Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that the man left behind notes indicating he was "tired of being accused" of molestation. reported Tuesday that the Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe launched an investigation this week after another former camper claimed he was abused at the Christian camp.  

A 35-year-old Boston man says he was molested at the camp in the mid-1980s when he was 10, according to his attorney, Mitchell Garabedian.

Garabedian had told that the employee who allegedly assaulted his client was still employed by the camp.

Following news of the apparent suicide Wednesday, Garabedian told the Boston Herald that he wasn't sure if the dead man was the alleged molester.  

"I do not know if it's the same person who sexually molested my client. I’ve spoken to my client and he's absorbing this right now,” he told the Herald. 

Brown, a Republican senator from Massachusetts, wrote in his newly released autobiography that he was molested at Camp Good News by a male camp counselor. Brown claimed the counselor threatened to kill him if he disclosed the alleged abuse.   

Click for more on the reported suicide at Camp Good News from MyFoxBoston.


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