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Belated crusade

Sexually abused as child, Hoelzer out to aid other victims

As a 6-year-old in Alabama, Margaret Hoelzer was a victim of sexual abuse. As a 6-year-old in Alabama, Margaret Hoelzer was a victim of sexual abuse.
By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / November 12, 2008

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One in an occasional series on courageous athletes.
Margaret Hoelzer set a world record in the 200-meter backstroke at the US trials for the Beijing Olympics. At the Games this summer, she won three medals (two silvers and a bronze). She is a champion swimmer, but she has struggled for a long time with dark secrets.
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