When Oakdale resident Pete Singer was a child, a horrific chain of events took place in the family of a friend.
The boy's abusive father killed his little brother, and then, after the funeral, told the boy's mother that "the rest of the family was next."
In the aftermath, following a visit to his friend and his friend's mother, something his mother said stuck with him.
"She said, 'This happened because the church and child protection don't work together,'" he said.
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