Mass. camp loses accreditation in sex abuse probe

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 6:37 PM
Mass. camp loses accreditation in sex abuse probe

The national accreditation of a Massachusetts summer camp attended by a young U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has been revoked while state authorities investigate allegations of child sex abuse.

The American Camp Association says Camp Good News in Sandwich can reapply if the allegations are proven false. The camp said Friday it "understands and respects" the decision and won't open this summer.

In February, Brown revealed in his memoir that he'd been molested at a Christian summer camp on Cape Cod in the 1970s. Camp Good News officials said Brown had attended their camp, and they apologized for anything that happened there.

On Tuesday, a longtime camp employee committed suicide after being accused of molestation there in the 1980s.

Others have said they were abused at the camp since Brown's revelation.