DC Sniper: My Shooting Partner Sexually Abused Me

Lee Boyd Malvo says he's coming forward now because he 'can handle it'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2012 7:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a rare interview, DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo revealed today that he was sexually abused by the man who planned his 2002 killing spree. "For the entire period when I was almost 15 until I got arrested, I was sexually abused by John Muhammad," Malvo told Matt Lauer on Today. "I felt a sense of shame, and I just said, 'That's just something I can never tell anyone.'"

John Muhammad was executed in 2009. "The main reason I'm coming forward now is because I am more mature," Malvo says. "And now, I can handle this. In here, there's no therapy. ... In solitary confinement, in a cell by yourself, I am priest, doctor, therapist." He also revealed that there were some victims of the shooting spree who haven't been identified, and said he contacted their families on his own. Click for more from Malvo. (Read more Lee Boyd Malvo stories.)

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