Skip to comments.Penn State's Sex-abuse Scandal Far From Unique
Posted on 11/13/2011 9:14:37 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
The Penn State University sex-abuse scandal certainly seems unique. College-football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (shown at left) could have been investigated as early as 1995 for abusing young boys, but instead was allowed to commit his crimes for another 10 years. School athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Sandusky, and university president Graham Spanier has been fired. And even more headline-grabbing, famed head football coach Joe Paterno has also been discharged. While not accused of any criminally actionable behavior, the gridiron legend is condemned for failing to do enough to stop the abuse after becoming aware of it.
Yet, in reality, the only truly unique aspect of this tragic story is that it was reported at all.
It may be hard to imagine a sex scandal more troubling than the one we now see engulfing Penn State. Yet far larger is one we dont see: Child sexual abuse in American schools that is rampant, regularly covered-up and rarely reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
I know that's horrible, but that's what it's looking like to me.
again another reference to 1995? what happened then and where is it written?
What’s the over/under that the media will not continue ignoring this?
They’ll start ignoring it when Sandusky threatens to start naming names. Look for a very light sentencing. Unfortunatly.
FR is rife with pederasts or at least their cheerleaders and enablers. Imagine how much worse it is at DU or in public schools.
If you stop in on any of the naughty teacher threads, you will see how many freepers applaud adults using kids as sexual playthings.
I asked that same question yesterday, with no replies.
I was under the impression that the Liberal Mantra is “ITS FOR THE CHILDREN”, seems to me football got in the way.
As a Penn State student right now and seeing all this, it’s all so sad.
And 1995 was just the first time it made it into paperwork. The charity was founded in 1977. How long thereafter did he begin preying on the charity cases, and what was he up to before then?
Exactly....you don’t just wake up one morning and think, “Suddenly, I like boys.”
Maybe there will be a song: “The NAMBLA Valley PTA.”
Yes and no to the trial by media. I agree that the wheels of justice must turn. But this particular case is not in a stage of “oh, somebody made an unsubstantiated accusation”. For close to 2 years, this has been investigated by a grand jury. There has been a lot of testimony UNDER OATH, which resulted in the two perjury charges for the AD and the financial guy. There has not been a trial in front of Sandusky’s peers (ick, just ick) but there has been a pretty substantial investigation and presentation of evidence in a judicial setting.
I don’t feel like it is a knee-jerk reaction on my part to have the guy pretty much “guilty” in my mind.
In the late 80’s early 90’s, a scandal came to light in a “boys ranch” near Olympia Washington. The “ranch” was run by the states DSHS, and counselors were trading sex with boys amongst themselves and with outsiders. The head of DSHS, Jean Soliz, was not even asked to step down by the governor, and the state investigated to find a black hole, where evidence and money was poured. If this were a private institution, people would have been jailed, but it was public, so the particulars were retired, and promoted.
Read pervert, child molester Sandusky indictment here:
thanks...missed that column