my name is nathan forrest winters. i am a survivor of sexual child abuse. known for my role as casey in the 1987 film ‘clownhouse’ written and directed by victor salva known best for the film ‘powder’ and the ‘jeepers creepers’ series and being the man that sexually abused me for six years of my childhood. towards the end of ’87 salva was convicted of 4 counts of child molestation and sentenced to three years. of which he served a mere eighteen months at a treatment center in napa valley california. i am currently outlining a nation wide speaking tour at various key and pertinent venues to raise awareness, educate and provide information and tools to stop sexual child abuse at all levels. while documenting the entire process to be used in a documentary film conceived and headed by my partner connar frazier about my abuse and journey from victim to survivor. i am also in the beginning stages of starting a non-profit organization to be the voice for our children who virtually have none in our judicial system. to bring this epidemic out into the forefront. we as a whole in this country have been too afraid to face such an unspeakable topic and continue to turn a blind eye. which has allowed these predators of our children to go unchecked for too long. just a few of many disturbing facts is that every 98 seconds an american is sexually assaulted. every 8 minutes that victim is a child. meanwhile only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators is convicted. united victims and survivors, parents and children can make this world safer. education is prevention and the more light we shed on these darkest of crimes the fewer shadows there is to hide.