Skip to comments.Abuse victim claims Penn State pedophilia predates Sandusky, current scandal by decades
Posted on 11/22/2011 10:07:21 PM PST by MrEdd
An Arizona man claims he was sexually abused 30 years ago by a Penn State professor and the university refused to investigate his claims.
Paul McLaughlin, now of Phoenix, says the abuse began when he was just 11 and lasted from 1977-81, with an education professor and two other predators targeting him.
The victim told ABC News that he made audiotapes in 2001 of conversations where Prof. Jack Neisworth admitted performing oral sex on him.
Although I had clear evidence of abuse by this professor, the university refused to act, charged McLaughlin. Last weeks arrest of Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky for the same kind of abuse suggests little has change
Penn State officials declined to comment on the allegations, according to ABC News.
McLaughlin went public with his charges as the mother of one alleged Sandusky victim told ABC News that the disgraced ex-coachs claims of innocence made her ill.
It sickened me, that he would be on TV, trying to downplay his charges, the mother said. And I think it made him look more guilty.
McLaughlin, 45, said he taped his talks with the nationally known Neisworth as he underwent therapy over the decades-old incidents.
In late 2001 and early 2002, McLaughlin said he sent copies of the tapes to university officials in an effort to launch an investigation but was roundly ignored.
Neisworth was indicted for child sexual abuse in 2005 in Maryland, although the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.
In 2006, the professor without admitting any wrongdoing reached an out-of-court settlement with McLaughlin in a lawsuit filed by the purported victim.
The professor is a well-known expert of child development, and has received acclaim for his work with autistic children.
Thanks.......if only we had a way to give the victims suppport without intruding on their privacy——to let them know we are with them......that it’s OK to tell.
Pedophiles are truly evil——particularly how they force victims to remain silent........ using coercion, threats, etc. Coercing victims into silence should be a separate charge against these monsters.......in, and of, itself.
This might be a dirty little secret... while the MSM and media culture has had a field day trashing the Catholic Church for its pedophiles and their defense, it looks like MANY organizations might have this problem, especially when you have men who have access and influence over young boys. Schools, colleges, charitable organizations. The potential scope is sickening.
The Catholic Church in every way earned what it got. So have the schools, and so has law enforcement. So have a number of televangelists, Tony Alamo in recent years.
And every creepy pedophile out there has people defending them on the basis of group identity.
Nasty pedophile ________ is really being attacked because he/she is a ________. If he/she wasn't a _______ then nobody would make these accusations.
Can the crap. Root out the pedophiles wherever they are, and every one who tries to cover for them.
A hot tar bath, feathers, and a ride on a rail out of town seems appropriate for starters.
I agree. I’m Roman Catholic and am disgusted by what my church officials have done to cover up their predators.
I’m worried there is a lot of this going on at all levels in many different institutions.
Pedos should be AFRAID to touch a child for fear of the almost certain extremely severe consequences.
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Some very good comments on the thread. A couple of things I would do if I was In Charge:
1. Death penalty for child rapists, and not after 20 years of appeals. If guilty, 2 weeks for him/her to think about it, and then public execution.
2. NO fedgov money for any college, university, nothing, nada. Let them sink or swim on their own.
3. One more - all promotion of pedophilia, descriptions, etc - totally illegal. Absolutely illegal.
Pedophilia in sports I suspect is widespread.
I know 2 gays who said they were assaulted by their gym teachers.
Another disgusting and vile circumstance is that this pedophile creep sicko professor “works with” autistic children. A lot of people who “work with” disturbed children are in those professions to rape children.
I can’t wait to see the day when the punishment for raping children is execution. I’ll do a happy dance when the laws change, as they must.
“Death penalty for child rapists.....”
This training very likely made his abuse very damaging indeed.
Just read at Drudge that one of the new victims is a family member.
As this whole Penn State thing unfolds, we will continue to be shocked by the evil that pervaded/pervades that instution. It seems that many of that instution need to be instutionalized, but in a prison...where they might become the punchees.
This could add credance to the theory a couple of FReepers had that the guy who saw him raping the boy,could have been a victim when he was young.
I did not know that he lived very close to Sandusky.
Death penalty for child rapists.....
And long prison terms for their enablers...those who knew and did nothing to stop it. This should include those already fired, and those suspended at Penn State. And it is time to strip the school economically...kill the football program for at least 5 years.
“...men who rape young boys are homsexual pedophiles...”
Ah, but that is what the homos are about...there are ‘recruiting’...
Just needed a minor tweak.
From the article:
"After her son told of the abuse he had received she suggested to both the consellor and principal that they should call the police immediately however they were reluctant to do so.
She said: 'I repeated the line three times. I said let's call the police right now. Let's do it. And they continued to stare at me.'
She recalled the principal telling her: 'Jerry has a heart of gold, he's been around all these kids and you really should go home and think about what this is going to do to your son and your family if you do that.'"
I'll tell you what, if it had been MY son and they tried that crap, I would have whipped out my cell phone and called the cops right there on the spot. My next call would have been to my lawyer to make sure the cops didn't try any funny stuff. Then I would be calling every agency I could think of, and I wouldn't have left that office until officers started showing up.
Here ya go:
Family Member Accuses Sandusky of Abuse
nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 11/23/11 | NBCPhilidelphia
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:07:01 PM by ColdOne
In the latest twist to the Jerry Sandusky alleged child sex scandal, it appears that one of the two new sexual abuse allegations we told you about yesterday was made by a family member of the former Penn State football coach.
Sanduskys attorney Joe Amendola told Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News that the allegations stem from difficulties within the childs immediate family, a statement he later confirmed to NBC News. He said the assault is alleged to have occurred prior to Sanduskys arrest earlier this month, but was not brought to the authorities attention until after the former Penn State coach was charged.
The Patriot-News is withholding the childs relationship to Sandusky to shield the childs identity.”
This and the other new allegation are being investigated by the state’s Children and Youth Services, which means the accusations are coming not from adults, but from children. Right now, there are eight other alleged cases mentioned in the Grand Jury report.
A ninth person reportedly came forward with allegations after Sandusky’s arrest on Nov. 5. In each
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcphiladelphia.com .
Spanier's academic background is in sociology and family counseling.