10/27/2011 01:57 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

It Happened To Me: I Survived An Internet Predator

Typically, a story like this is told with more verve than wit. There's superfluous use of cliches that cloud the soul-baring underneath. For our purposes, I prefer to cut straight to the quick: When I was 15, a 40-year-old man I met online took my virginity and shattered my innocence.

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