Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has told a prosecutor he doesn't want to seek criminal charges against a camp counselor who he says sexually assaulted him 40 years ago on Cape Cod.
Cape and Island's District Attorney Michael O'Keefe tells The Boston Globe that the Republican senator told him he didn't want to pursue the case. O'Keefe says Brown didn't identify his attacker. He says he will respect Brown's wishes and won't launch an investigation.
Brown writes in a book to be released Monday that he was molested by a summer camp counselor when he was 10.
In a statement released late Friday, Brown says he's not writing about what happened to him "to settle any scores" but to let people know they can overcome hardships.