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Jackson’s tale rivets assault discussion

In Boston City Council chambers Wednesday, Roxbury district councilor Tito Jackson took the floor and began to speak. His voice shook a little, and he took a short break to compose himself as he stood before advocates, councilors, and public safety officials.

When he recovered, he began a story that hushed the room, of the day he found out that he was born to a 13-year-old girl who had been sexually assaulted by two men.

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