As a boy, Lutkus said he remembered envying “big kids” who had one-on-one time with Sheehan at school, Scout meetings, or at Cocasset River Park’s swim program.
“I desperately wanted to be a big kid so I could be one of them,” he said.
Now, he said, he still suffers the guilty memories of not knowing how to tell an adult what Sheehan did, feeling he did something wrong, and wondering if Sheehan attacked more children because he did not speak up.
”I can be told it’s not my fault, and that I was young, but it doesn’t change the fact that it happened and it is in my past,” he said.
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