A Boy Scout’s Justice
Pee Shy is the gripping memoir of Manhattan physician Frank Spinelli who pursued the Scoutmaster who sexually abused him when he was 11 years old. As an adult with a s uccessful medical practice, Spinelli read online that his former Scoutmaster, who was also a policeman, wrote a book portraying himself as a hero cop who talked a suicidal adolescent boy off a ledge and then adopted him. This startling discovery spurred Spinelli into continuing his search.
With dogged determination, he located his abuser and, in a chilling phone call, learned the man adopted 15 boys in total! Realising his former Scoutmaster was still molesting young boys, Spinelli set out to stop him through a grindingly slow legal system and recalcitrant witnesses. He did this while negotiating a new romantic relationship and despite the emotional scars from his past. Spinelli suffers a phobia of urinating due to this past trauma and endured a history of being unable to maintain intimacy. Recalling how his parents enrolled him in the Boy Scouts to mould him into “a normal boy” and revealing the insidious nature of the man at its helm, Pee Shy ultimately leads to redemption, closure and a loving relationship with his husband, Chad.