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Penn State Scandal: Mother of Alleged Victim Says Son Was Afraid to Tell Sandusky 'No'
ABC News ^ | November 11, 2011 | KEVIN DOLAK

Posted on 11/11/2011 6:34:50 AM PST by Raebie

The mother of the boy who triggered the investigation into Jerry Sandusky's alleged child sex assaults says that during the years of abuse the boy suffered he felt he didn't have the power to say no to the former Penn State football coach.

Speaking exclusively with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "Good Morning America" the mother of the boy, who is referred to in court papers as Victim 1, describes how she learned of the abuse and how her son lived in fear of coming forward to implicate a football coaching legend.

"I had said, 'You know, maybe we should have come to this conclusion earlier -- you should have told me,'" the mother, whose name is being withheld, said she told her son. "He was like, 'Well, I didn't know what to do … you just can't tell Jerry no.'"

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1 posted on 11/11/2011 6:34:52 AM PST by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Of course the boy was afraid. Of course the boy didn’t want to say anything out of fear and shame. That is why the adults had to step up to the plate, including the coach who actually witnessed it. Did they? We all know the answer to that. They passed it along as if it was a report that Sandusky was caught in a traffic violation.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 6:37:18 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Raebie

grrrrrr


3 posted on 11/11/2011 6:37:35 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Raebie

Some things never change. Abusers have power; kids do not.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 6:38:58 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Raebie

The NCAA needs to establish a 1-8000 hotline # to report sexual abuse of minors. There are nearly 400 division 1 schools and probably the same D-2 D-3 and Jr colleges. Penn Sate could not be the only place these sick monsters have struck. At risk youth programs. boys summer camps, etc etc exist at most colleges. One wonders how many more are out there scared to come forward.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 6:39:40 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: icwhatudo

1-800


6 posted on 11/11/2011 6:40:23 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Raebie
The Boy Scouts got a lot of flack for keeping homosexuals out of positions of leadership.

All the do-gooders said that this was homophobic and deeply wrong.

But I think the Boy Scouts were on to something.

7 posted on 11/11/2011 6:42:50 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Raebie

My heart just breaks for the little boys that were groomed and violated by this monster.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 6:42:57 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: Raebie

I do call some BS on this mother’s story

She had no idea over all those years? Allowing all those sleepovers with a lovesick old chicken hawk??? No Mom gay-dar went “ping” even a tiny bit?

She didn’t know Sandusky was pulling her kid out of school?
What school lets a kid be released without parental permission?

as an aside

all this outrage at Penn State-
what about the entire Hollywood movie and music industries and their lionizing Michael Jackson and who knows what other child predators???


9 posted on 11/11/2011 6:43:39 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: Raebie
I read the article. The school was letting Sandusky take the kid out of class without telling the mother! This is beyond crazy.
10 posted on 11/11/2011 6:43:46 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Raebie

NO profanity. OK, NO profanity on freerepublic.

(deep breath)

For Victim #1, HE had been witnessed at his high school by the wrestling coach in a secluded weight room with Sandusky on top of him.

And this wrestling coach does nothing either? WTF is WRONG with these people?


11 posted on 11/11/2011 6:45:49 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: icwhatudo
The NCAA needs to establish a 1-8000 hotline # to report sexual abuse of minors.

Do you think McQueary would have dialed 1-800-what-eva to report this?

12 posted on 11/11/2011 6:46:27 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Shannon

ALL of this is just the beginning.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 6:46:32 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Raebie

“The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. “

Robert A. Heinlein


14 posted on 11/11/2011 6:46:46 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Raebie

We have failed our children. We have aloud evil take over our lives. We have become the sheep that we all feared. This is just a small view of the evil that pollutes our lives.....There was a time when someone who did this to a children would be hanging from a short rope.
This will be whitewashed and within 6 months be forgotten.
And evil wins again. A sign of the times.... The end times.


15 posted on 11/11/2011 6:48:04 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Shannon

Uuuuuhhh, this will be lawsuit #1234?/s

The schoolmasters are in deep stable droppings.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 6:48:20 AM PST by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....this priority resonates with me!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

In these short few days this thing has been analyzed by every news outlet in every which way - except the glaring fact that it was homosexual pedophilia. No one dares say the “H” word.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 6:49:07 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Raebie
"I had said, 'You know, maybe we should have come to this conclusion earlier -- you should have told me,'" the mother, whose name is being withheld, said she told her son. "He was like, 'Well, I didn't know what to do … you just can't tell Jerry no.'"

And now that Sandusky's are openly allowed in the military, it will be you just can't tell Sergeant no.

18 posted on 11/11/2011 6:50:01 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Boy Scouts got a lot of flack for keeping homosexuals out of positions of leadership.

Sandusky was married, so how would that have kept him out of the Boy Scouts?

19 posted on 11/11/2011 6:50:48 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: silverleaf

Don’t be so hard on this mother.

The man was a football coach—that’s a manly profession, no?

The boy had a father figure—she probably thought this was a good thing.

And the boy—is completely believable that he didn’t know how to come forward about the abuse—he probably didn’t even have words to know what happened to him.

Sexual abuse can come from quarters where you would never even suspect it. It’s an evil world out there.

The blame goes to Sandusky and his enablers. And if that means the whole football program goes at PSU, so be it.

And I think there is much more to this whole story. The disappearance of the District Attorney Gricar is a lot of smoke pointing to a very big fire.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 6:51:57 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: silverleaf
"I had said, 'You know, maybe we should have come to this conclusion earlier -- you should have told me,'"

"You should..." This mother's guilty conscience is speaking loudly and clearly.

21 posted on 11/11/2011 6:52:39 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Raebie

We have normalized, mainstreamed, legalized and celebrated sodomy.
We are teaching it as an wonderful alternative lifestyle in our schools.
Homophobia is a hate crime.
Tell me, what is there to prosecute when this old sodomite is just doing what comes natural?
We should be normalizing, celebrating, and legalizing homophobia.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 6:52:51 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: Izzy Dunne

Does anybody think that Coach McQueary would be a Penn State coach in 2011 if he had reported this to the police in 2001? The grad assistent was afraid, the boy was afraid, his mom was afraid, Paterno was afraid, everyone was afraid. What is the power that Sandusky held over all these people?

This is so sick.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 6:54:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: exit82

Waiting for her financial demands
She has “no contact” with Uncle Jerry - but there was at least one cell phone call?

ka-ching


24 posted on 11/11/2011 6:54:35 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: ClearCase_guy

All the do-gooders said that this was homophobic and deeply wrong.

But I think the Boy Scouts were on to something.

Do some online research into it and you will find that in the US, homosexuals have shunned NAMBLA because a link would stop advancing their agenda for gay marriage, etc.

Look in Europe and you will see that homosexuals have advocated (and succeeded) in lowering the age of consent to the age of 14.

They are very careful to package their wishes in the US, so you will see homosexuals condemn Sandusky very loudly to preserve their legal gains.

25 posted on 11/11/2011 6:54:49 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi
They are very careful to package their wishes in the US, so you will see homosexuals condemn Sandusky very loudly to preserve their legal gains.

And they will point out, that since Sandusky is married, he is technically, "straight."

26 posted on 11/11/2011 6:55:59 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Raebie
Where the f**k is DAD?!?!

I'm sick of these MSM stories that never even mention a father. They are written as if his partition in the son's life is completely irrelevant. Most fathers would be highly suspicious of a grown man showing so much personal interest in their son, but it seems the people covering these stories are either unaware or uninterested in the dad's role in their son's life.

Sandusky, as most pedophile predators, prey on the vulnerable. Meaning, the boys who don't have an angry father who would likely beat him senseless. This is an important part of the story, but apparently, not to the press who continue to believe fathers can be easily replaced by “father figures”.

27 posted on 11/11/2011 6:56:42 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
And he's been told his entire life by the media and his "educators" that homosexual activity is healthy and normal..

He was probably confused why it seemed so authentically repellent and disgusting.

28 posted on 11/11/2011 6:57:13 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Raebie

I have seen practice footage of Sandusky. He was bigger than most of his players. This had to be truly terrifying to these young boys.


29 posted on 11/11/2011 6:57:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: exit82

You make very good points. Sandusky is a physically imposing man who had a lot of authority; he would make many women and children quite fearful, not just physically but for their economic well-being. In addition, they are basically in a one-show town that has almost religious respect for anything Paterno and the Penn State football program does — remember, its not only their reputation but the fact that the $ 75 million annual profit this program makes employs a lot of people and buys a lot from stores, restaurants and hotels in town. It is not easy going up against a demi-god and the money others make off of him - remember what happened to St. Paul when he shut down the vendors selling idols in Ephesis.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 6:58:30 AM PST by laconic
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To: laconic

Yes, the silversmiths in Ephesus were none too happy with Paul upsetting their applecart.


31 posted on 11/11/2011 7:01:31 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It wasn’t Sandusky that held the power. It was the multi-million dollar football machine.


32 posted on 11/11/2011 7:02:11 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: WestwardHo

We have normalized, mainstreamed, legalized and celebrated sodomy.
We are teaching it as an wonderful alternative lifestyle in our schools.
Homophobia is a hate crime.
Tell me, what is there to prosecute when this old sodomite is just doing what comes natural?
We should be normalizing, celebrating, and legalizing homophobia.

AND we have made Football the national religion and everyone associated with it a god.
Nothing is more important than football.
And you don’t say no to a god.
Now they’re sacrificing children to them.


33 posted on 11/11/2011 7:02:33 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Raebie

George and abc news are worried about a homosexual pedophile? Nope....something else is going on here. Where’s Barney?


34 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“Where the f**k is DAD?!?!”

Gone. As were most of the fathers of these kids. The Second Mile was specifically setup to service kids of dysfunctional families. Why do you think this went on for so long? These kids were at risk to begin with.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 7:04:19 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: laconic

Considering the riots were because he was fired and not because he attacked little kids I can well imagine the response when anyone tried to report this.


36 posted on 11/11/2011 7:05:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Explorer89

And this wrestling coach does nothing either? WTF is WRONG with these people?


Don’t be surprised if multiple predators are outed over the next months. It wouldn’t surprise me if we find out that JoePa is one of them.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 7:07:42 AM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: VaRepublican

i have been wondering (i have read nothing about it) if Sandusky had a home computer. If so thats going to probably identify more victims as well as accomplices.


38 posted on 11/11/2011 7:10:30 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: baddog 219
We have failed our children. We have aloud evil take over our lives. We have become the sheep that we all feared. This is just a small view of the evil that pollutes our lives.....There was a time when someone who did this to a children would be hanging from a short rope. This will be whitewashed and within 6 months be forgotten. And evil wins again. A sign of the times.... The end times.

The system has failed the children too. I know of a situation where the child did report it to the parent, the parent called the police & then Children Services got involved.

They all believed the perp & the child was humiliated & in fear of ever telling what continued to happen to her after that from same person.

The children of abuse & the parents of those same children, are often afraid to report it, for many reasons. Shame being one of them & the fear of not being believed & the fear of retribution from the offender or his family!!!

39 posted on 11/11/2011 7:13:41 AM PST by blondee123 (WWIII, happening now in our streets! Wake up People!)
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To: Raebie

Yes, but as Paterno’s assistant and heir apparent, he held a lot of power. He was head of the charity that was presumably helping the child with the mother’s approval — that is why the kid wouldn’t tell his mom. The mother was receiving help with her child, so she wouldn’t want to kill the golden goose, so she turned a blind eye. The grad assistent was hoping to continue with the program after his degree.Paterno? I have no excuse for him. The whole thing is sick, although I can see how it happened.

I repeat: Does anyone think that McQueary would have the job he has today if he’d made a big splash by calling the police by exposing this creep when he caught them in the gym 10 years ago?

And why, oh why, was Sandusky allowed to continue his access to the gym after he was forced out?


40 posted on 11/11/2011 7:15:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Oh give me a frickin break. The “dad” was nothing more than a sperm donor, drug addict, deadbeat, out spreading his wild oats in our sick sex crazed society.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 7:17:34 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree with the Boy Scouts but these perverts know how to live just the right way to get accepted...married...church going..laughing...smiling...friendly....”really” really likes kids....


42 posted on 11/11/2011 7:23:25 AM PST by cherry
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To: jennings2004
Uuuuuhhh, this will be lawsuit #1234?/s

As it should be. Here we thought schools were so protective the way they'll lock down the whole school at the blink of an eye, to think they'd let an unrelated man have free unsupervised access to little boys is mind blowing.

The time has arrived for that school to call their banker and ante up.
43 posted on 11/11/2011 7:24:22 AM PST by Shannon
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To: dfwgator

Sandusky is also homosexual, which would keep him out of the Boy Scouts.


44 posted on 11/11/2011 7:24:47 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Izzy Dunne

Probably not. I think an 800# to make it easier for kids to report would be a good idea though. Too many hide what happened and then more kids wind up getting abused.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:47 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Right where is “dad”. “Dad” is often one who has left to “find himself” or otherwise. When “dad” does not have time or desire to take a part in a son’s life, that son misses an important relationship in his life.

I wonder why the mother only had 1 phone call. Why was she willing to do nothing about it?

Seems no one is willing to stand up. So, you see why that child is afraid to say “no”. He has no one to help him - they are too busy allowing predators to practice their behavior - including many judges who see nothing wrong with “love” between a child and an adult man.

Makes me sick.


46 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:48 AM PST by oneaglewings
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To: butterdezillion
Sandusky is also homosexual, which would keep him out of the Boy Scouts.

How would they know, you mean he would admit it on his application?

47 posted on 11/11/2011 7:29:25 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
partition = participation

(Way t’screw up a perfectly good rant, TCM...ya’ idjit)

48 posted on 11/11/2011 7:32:33 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: blondee123

Contrast this with the giggly gal who claims Cain was “inappropriate” with her. The people who come out in the limelight to tell a story are not the people who have been through that whole pathology of shame and vulnerability.


49 posted on 11/11/2011 7:32:56 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Raebie

The Democrat Liberal Media supports gay rights and promotes this stuff. Wasn’t the head of Penn State up for a job in the Obama Administration?


50 posted on 11/11/2011 7:33:13 AM PST by FreedBird
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