Clark Fredericks
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No More Secrets
FROM THE DARKNESS THERE IS LIGHT

My Story

Born and raised in the quiet town of Stillwater, NJ, I lived a seemingly normal childhood…until I met Dennis Pegg. At age 6 Pegg began grooming me for what would become 6 years of mental and sexual abuse. The story of what I endured, and the journey it led me on is both tragic and inspiring. I survived this ordeal, but only after a life of lost boundaries and deep rooted pain that caused me to take actions against my abuser that landed me in NJ state prison. It was here that I received therapy, began healing, and realized I am not alone.

I am now a motivational speaker, author and advocate who is inspiring others to end their silence. As an advocate, I was involved in the movement to change the statute of limitations law in my home state of New Jersey. This will allow victims of sexual abuse civil recourse beyond the previous 2 year window.

A Hole In My Soul

I utilize social media platforms to share my story of overcoming childhood molestation at the hands of a serial pedophile. The goal is to help other victims move out of the darkness of abuse and into the light of healing. Because of my raw and brutally honest openness, people across the world are now reaching out to me for support and advice. My crusade is to help others heal from unresolved childhood sexual trauma so they can be Free like me. I am a veteran of speaking engagements from Broadway to universities, corporate events, and religious institutions. I recently completed writing a memoir about my life and filming a multi-episode documentary. From victim to victor, I truly believe in the power of human connection to transform lives. By helping others heal, I have found that it fills the hole in my soul.

Statistics on Abuse

  1. – 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn age 18.

    – Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.

    – Two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse report being abused or neglected as children.

    – 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

    – Child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups.

Testimonials

Clark Fredericks’ story is one that must be heard. It is compelling because it challenges people — brings us to unpack the biases that prevent us from empathizing with others. While silence and reticence are normal reactions to trauma, his story warns people about the implications of keeping our trauma a secret and reminding us that redemption is possible. Clark Fredericks is a living testament to the idea that the worst thing we’ve done may not always be representative of our character.

- Bintou D. (Bronx, NY)

Clark is an example of good people coming into your life when you are doing the next right thing. You are a shining example of how a person can take the worst that life can throw at you and find the positive. You are truly a selfless strong willed person who has come a long, long way and words can’t describe how proud I am of what you accomplished.

- Jemarie M. (Belvidere, NJ)

I can remember thinking, Clark has been through hell and yet he can still find the positive, no matter how bad things got. If someone like Clark can stand tall through this, then I should be able to find the positive in my own life as well. Since that time I haven’t looked back – I can’t thank you enough for that.

- Harry G. (Newton, NJ)

I had the privilege of having Clark speak to my Criminal Justice class today. His story is a fascinating one, and yet one that is hopefully never repeated. I admire the work he has done to reform laws that will extend protections to other victims. While it may appear an unlikely friendship on paper, it is one that I am proud to acknowledge.

- Thomas S., DSc CCP (Long Branch, NJ)

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Speaking Engagements

Centenary University, April 2017 to present

Keynote Speaker, Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2022 Keynote Speaker

S.A.P.E.N. Conference

2022 Keynote Speaker

Child Advocacy Centers of Northern NY Conference

2023 Keynote Speaker

MDT Coordinators Conference

2023 Keynote Speaker

NJ State Police Crime Lab Conference ​

2023 Keynote Speaker

NJ Sex Crimes Officers Association Conference

2024 Keynote Speaker

Tobyhanna Army Depot Conference

2024 Keynote Speaker

National Crime Victims Conference

Help is Available

Born and raised in the quiet town of Stillwater, NJ, I lived a seemingly normal childhood…until I met Dennis Pegg. At age 7 Pegg began grooming me for what would become 5 years of mental and sexual abuse. The story of what I endured, and the journey it led me on is both tragic and inspiring. I survived this ordeal, but only after a life of lost boundaries and deep rooted pain caused me to take actions that no sane person would consider. I served time in State prison, got into a pilot therapy program and have learned that I am not alone.

 

I am now a motivational speaker, author and advocate who is inspiring others to end their silence. I spearheaded a movement to change the Statute of Limitations Laws in my home State of New Jersey which will allow victims of sexual abuse civil recourse beyond the previous 2 year window.

If you or someone you know is experiencing child abuse there is help available. Call the ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD

(1-800-422-4453) or click on the logos below to be connected to their sites. You can remain anonymous and begin the process of healing.

 

The Podcast Free Like-Me with Clark Fredericks

Guests come on the Podcast, speak their truths, and leave Free Like-me.

This podcast was created to provide a platform for people who have experienced significant trauma to speak about their life journeys, share their methods of healing, and incite others to do the same. The valuable information provided by our guests not only helps them to serve others on their journeys, it allows them to speak their truth and free themselves through the process of helping others to heal.

Connect with Clark

– If you would like to be notified about Clark’s speaking engagements, or the release dates of his upcoming book and documentary. (Please complete the form and type UPDATE in the subject line).

 

– If you have experienced abuse or are looking to speak with someone who understands.

 

– If you are interested in booking Clark for a speaking engagement at your organization.