I just finished watching the most recent installment of The Aftermath (because I'm too old to stay up until 10pm for the regular showing... don't judge!). I was raised in the Co$ but as a member of a parishioner family rather than SO so I think in many ways my experience was mitigated. I was an OOT at Phlag at one point as an adult, and one memory that always sticks with me was on course during this time as an OOT... I was paired with a boy in the cadet org (past the time they said it was dissolved) and he just started crying during whatever drill we were doing (I truly don't remember). I was absolutely mortified, but not for the right reasons. I was first off afraid the Sup would see him (and me) and we'd both end up in ethics, I honestly attributed his episode to MU's (because I was brainwashed) and thought my best option was to try word clearing. This boy was maybe 12? And I sadly cannot remember his name. But, seeing the most recent and current stories of child abuse in the SO, I can't help but feel a bit complicit reflecting back on this incident. I feel honestly criminal, as a well grown adult now, not realizing what I was seeing. So, I suppose that's the point of this thread... There are so many stories of abuse via CO$, and abominable abuse of children. How many of us were unwitting witnesses to these abuses? What did you see?