New Film Brings Awareness to Issue of Child Sexual Abuse

In the new movie The Woodsman, actor Kevin Bacon plays a man recently paroled after serving time for a sex crime. The child abuse prevention group Stop It Now, based in Haydenville, Massachusetts, hopes the film will increase awareness about the issue. Maxine Stein is the organization’s president and CEO, Joan Tabachnik is the Director of Public Education. Stein says they first learned of the film after it was shown at a festival last year, and they have since developed a working relationship with the producers.