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Seventh Accuser Comes Forward In Bill Conlin Sexual Abuse Scandal

A seventh alleged victim has accused Hall of Fame baseball writer and Daily News columnist Bill Conlin of sexual abuse Friday. The newest victim, who asked not to be identified, said she was abused by Conlin on two occasions in the 1960s when she was just 11-years-old.

"The newest alleged victim, now 59, claimed Conlin, a family friend, assaulted her during trips to Margate, N.J. where her family had a beach home.

"The now mother-of-two said she decided to break her decades-long silence in light of the courage of the other victims.

"When I read it, I started to cry," she told the paper. "I just felt overwhelmed. The fact that I wasn't the only one made me feel stronger."

On Tuesday, Conlin retired after The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story that said the 77-year-old man had abused four people, some of his own family, in the 1970s. Through an attorney, Conlin has denied all allegations.