IOW...just like a parent barging in on their daughter or son having sex or getting too "intimate"...
Yeah. The interruption did "stop" the progression. But did he take custody of the kid? Or did he allow the assault to continue @ another location -- either that night or sometime else during the weekend and weeks and months and years to follow?
Exactly...in other words, he saw it, they saw him and the action stopped. Then he left and called his Dad who told him to leave which he did...and then later talked to others.
He left the kid there to fend for himself and continue being abused by Sandusky.
I cannot comprehend this. He should have picked up the nearest thing resembling a baseball bat and gone in there and taken the child away from Sandusky and to a place of safety...like the police station and reported exactly what happened.
That is the only course that makes any sense.
Sandusky was naked in a shower and not “armed.” He was raping a little boy.
Disraught is understandable...but that should have turned immediately to determination to help. Instaed, it sounds like it turned to “flight.”