In a shockingly candid interview, Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., admitted to CBS News' Lesley Stahl he was sexually abused by a camp counselor when he was just 10 years old during a pre-taped 60 Minutes interview.
The senator's public revelation comes just before his memoir, Against All Odds, is set to be released.
"It was certainly, back then, very traumatic," Brown said in a clip released by CBS Wednesday. "When people find people like me at that young, vulnerable age who are basically lost, the thing that they have over you is they make you believe that no one will believe you."
Brown describes the incident as "very traumatic" and admits he never reported his abuser. The Republican senator also recalls suffering abuse at other points during his childhood, including from an abusive stepfather.
"I haven't told anybody. That's what happens when you're a victim. You're embarrassed, you're hurt," he said.
Brown's full interview is set to air Sunday at 7 p.m. on CBS.