Cop comes forward to tell story of sexual abuse

Corey Walsh of the Durham Regional Police poses for a picture outside the court house in Winnipeg,...

Corey Walsh of the Durham Regional Police poses for a picture outside the court house in Winnipeg, Man. Monday March 03, 2014. Walsh was sexually abused by a neighbour when he lived in Thompson, Man. as a child. The Crown is asking for a ten year sentence for 72 year old accused Robert Walker. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- A cop who was sexually abused as a young child went public with his identity at the trial of his abuser Monday.

Corey Walsh asked the court to lift a ban prohibiting the publishing of his name.

"I think it's important ... that people who are survivors of these types of incidents (know) they can live good lives, they don't have to be controlled ... You can cope, you can move on," Walsh said outside court.

Robert Walker was convicted last fall of one count each of buggery and indecent assault for incidents occurring between 1973 and 1979 in Thompson, Man.

Court previously heard the assaults occurred two or more times a week until Walsh was eight or nine years old. On one occasion he was blindfolded and could hear other voices in the house, Walsh testified.

Walsh said Walker threatened to hurt his family if he told anyone about the assaults. Walker also told him one of his dogs was part wolf and had "eaten somebody."



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