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Camp where Sen. Scott Brown says he was molested to reopen

Camp Good News
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(CBS) SANDWICH, Mass. - The Cape Cod summer camp where Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was allegedly sexually abused as a child plans to reopen, reports CBS affiliate WBZ.

In February,  Brown told CBS's 60 Minutes that he had been molested as a 10-year-old while attending Camp Good News. Several other victims came forward alleging abuse and in April a former Camp Good News counselor named Chuck Devita, who had been accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1980s, shot and killed himself at the camp.

A few days later the camp decided to close for the summer of 2011, announcing on its website that it would "examine its policies and enlist a number of new agencies to improve and maintain the program."

According to the camp's website they have decided "to unlock the gates at Camp Good News" for the summer of 2012.

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