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Letter: Kidnapped women need quiet time

These undated handout photos provided by the FBI

These undated handout photos provided by the FBI show kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, left, and Georgina "Gina" Dejesus. Credit: AP

Three precious Cleveland children were allegedly abducted, imprisoned and brutalized for as many as 10 years ["Brothers of kidnapping suspect denounce him," News, May 14].

Now, they are re-victimized by swarms of media. These young people need a protracted period of time to recover. They are free of their alleged captor, but captive to the intrusive public need for a daily tabloid fix. Give them space, let them breathe, light a candle.

Andrew Malekoff, Long Beach

Editor's note: The writer is the executive director of the nonprofit North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights.

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