Skip to comments.Report finds Penn State had "total disregard" for child sex abuse victims
Posted on 07/12/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
In a statement released along with an extensive report, Louis Freeh -- a former FBI director and federal judge -- blasted top officials at the school.
Freeh spearheaded the probe into how the school handled allegations of child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
"Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh wrote.
"The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."
He went on to name four former school officials -- former President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz, former head coach Joe Paterno, and former athletic director Tim Curley.
The four men "never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well being of Sandusky's victims until after Sandusky's arrest," Freeh wrote.
The remarks were released along with a lengthy report on the review's findings.
The scandal, which rocked the nation, already has led to the dismissal of Paterno, as well as the ouster of Spanier and Curley.
Sandusky was convicted in June of sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period. He maintains his innocence.
Freeh's internal investigation is separate from criminal investigations that have resulted in Sandusky's conviction and charges against Curley and Gary Schultz, former Penn State vice president.
The scandal raised questions about Penn State's response to the allegations of abuse, with some claiming the school put its reputation ahead of protecting potential child victims.
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“former President Graham Spanier”, the noted Wife Swapping Studies Scholar at the State Penn who was busy turning Happy Valley into Gay Valley with such homosexual celebrations as CuntFest.
I know this is crazy talk, but wouldn’t it be better if colleges just taught academics?
Football brings in money. Protecting children doesn’t.
Didn’t PennState say they wanted to be the “most gay friendly” university ever?
Seems to me they did.
This was an outgrowth of it.
Saddest part of this is they never sought the name of the victim.
The Jo Pa idol worshippers will be out in force denying he had any responsiblity at all in this.
So does this mean we can now expect a flood of civil law suits to be filed against the University?
Witch hunt, plain and simple. This type of thing only happens in churches...</sarcasm>
Kudos to our local Conservative talker Jim Quinn, who was trying to warn people about Graham Spanier for more than a decade.
Not to defend Spanier, but a lot of the homo-pride crap was going on back in the late ‘70’s when I went to school at PSU. It’s on a vastly larger scale now.
I’ve been turned off on PSU since the Gay-Lesbian alliance got the university to run the womens basketball coach out of town in a classic power-play. It was disgusting.
NCAA death penalty for all sports.
... it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck...
After reading the memos and notes, and interviewing hundreds of people, the Lasch Report concludes:
"Again, they showed no concern about that victim. The evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office just steps away from Mr. Paternos. At the very least, Mr. Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building (the building that includes the football locker room showers). ... Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley also failed to alert the Board of Trustees about the 1998 investigation or take any further action against Mr. Sandusky. None of them even spoke to Sandusky about his conduct. In short, nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity."
It’s official JoPa was a SCUMBAG...
The Penn State scandal has a lot of implications for current public policy. Take for instance the recent change in military policy allowing Gays to serve openly in the services. Now you know if a male drill instructor or a platoon sergeant sodomizes a young male recruit/enlisted serving in his unit we are only going to hear the terms “abuse of authority” or “assault”. You’re not going to hear “rape” or “sodomy” because that would bring the entire policy into question. This will happen eventually.
The Media doesn’t want the public thinking too deeply about the implications of the PSU scandal.
As much as I wish it wasn't true, I agree. Lives were destroyed AFTER he knew. Who knows how many of those damaged souls will prey on the next generation of kids?
And that's after PSU is bulldozed to the ground and then nuked from orbit just to be sure.