It needed to happen. Sorry Joe, I wish you had done more, too. Those victims will never be the same. And Sandusky should spend the rest of his life in a very rough prison.
I could elaborate on an experience of my own in my younger years (and as a troubled youth)..and although nothing as egregious as what happened to those boys heppened to me...it was scary as hell. But I must say, when I finally had the nerve to tell my foster father what I was up against, he got me away from those who ..lets just say..had their own agendas. I will always be grateful to him.
I'm a female, and when I was in 8th grade in 1960, I became friends with a female student, also in 8th grade. We began chumming around. One day she told me a secret. She said that her step-father was making her watch porno movies, then making her dress-up, and perform the sex scenes in the movies with him. She told me that one time after he made her give him a BJ, she had saved his sperm in a jar. She asked me not to say anything to anyone about it. I was shocked, and had a hard time getting it out of my head. My conscience bothered me terribly, and little time went by before I went to the girl's guidance counselor. Back then, that's all they had. I told her what my friend had told me, then when I had the chance, I told my friend what I had done and why. She asked me what I thought would happen now, and I told her I hoped they would lock her step-father up. As it turned out, my friend was removed from her home and put in foster care. Her mother didn't believe the charges, and supported her husband. There was a younger brother in the household as well. I only spoke to my friend one other time while she was in foster care, and we lost contact.
After graduation I went to work for the county's child welfare department as a clerk. When I had the chance, I went in the old files and found her record, read the transcripts of interviews she'd had with her social worker. From what I recall, the step-father was charged, admitted to it, and was placed on probation. My friends life was ruined by a pervert. He basically walks off scott-free, and she's the one removed from the home, and shunned by her mother. I often wonder how the rest of her life has gone, and hope that she was able to find some happiness.