I work mostly with men, and so many of them were sexually abused as children -- by fathers, uncles, priests, bullies, prisonmates, and others -- and it's unbelievable the damage that that kind of abuse does to some people. By Brown coming forward, he has done a great thing. For many abused people, no one believes them, no wants to hear them, or people wonder how the survivor could have "let it happen"; Brown's admission helps validate those who suffered this kind of abuse. Senator Scott Brown says sexually abused as child | Reuters Republican Senator Scott Brown will reveal he was physically and sexually abused as a child during an upcoming interview with "60 Minutes," CBS said on Wednesday. The 51-year-old Massachusetts senator says he was sexually abused several times by a camp counselor and also physically abused by stepfathers, according to a statement from the news show.