Patrick Dati: The Sitdown

August 7, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
The Sitdown: Patrick Dati, anti-bullying advocate and child abuse prevention spokesperson

“The lifelong Chicagoan was 9, he says, when late serial killer John Wayne Gacy raped him in a restroom of Goldblatt’s department store on Belmont near Central in the winter of 1973. He kept the deeply scarring and life-altering incident secret for three-and-a-half decades and recently included a detailed account of it in his self-published memoir “I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out.” Now he’s an advocate for victims of bullying and abuse, teaching them by example how to “reclaim” their lives.”

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