Even after 40 years, the memory of an episode of abuse can remain a vivid one although most people will have pushed it to the back of their mind to cope. It wasn't until I was talking to my OH about the whole Jimmy Savile thing that I 'remembered' an incident that happened to me when I was 12 involving the Grandfather of a good friend of mine. It shocked me when I remembered the incident which I hadn't thought about for 40 years - it also shocked my OH who I have known for 32 years and had no knowledge of the incident. I became upset when recalling it to my OH as I had suppressed the memory for so long. The point that I am trying to make is that even though much of the alleged abuse happened many many years ago - it is no surprise to me that the victims are only now speaking out.