Penn State Allows Monster to Remain on the Loose for Over a Decade
After reading the Jerry Sandusky Grand Jury report, I do not have a shred of sympathy or empathy for any Penn State, coach or administrator who became aware of Sandusky’s unseemly conduct (the records show at least as early as 1996) yet allowed this vile pedophile to continue to have unfettered access to their facilities.
There is no doubt in my mind that the ugliest set of allegations in the history of college athletics will end up revealing an institution so caught up in protecting its image and football program that it was willing to allow a monster to continue to prey upon young boys.
The lurid and explicit details that the Grand Jury obtained from victims, under oath, on how Sandusky would go about seducing these young boys into performing sex acts, shows him to be a diabolical despicable human being who used his connections to Penn State and his Second Mile program for disadvantage youths to snare gullible underprivileged preadolescent and adolescent boys into his web of unrestrained lust.
The most demonstrative proof of Penn State’s culpability in all this and its obvious attempts to sweep this matter under the carpet can be found on page 12 of the Grand Jury report.
On page 12, the Grand Jury provides its conclusion regarding Victim 2 – the most infamous case of the 8 cases they investigated. Victim 2 is the 2002 shower incident where a, then, 28-year-old football graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, testified that he allegedly saw a, then, 58-year-old Sandusky in a Penn State shower stall performing anal sex on a boy he believed to be about 10 years old.
The evidence to just how seriously Penn State took this allegation of child rape is highlighted below in yellow, on page 12 of the Grand Jury report:
|The Grand Jury concludes that the sexual assault of a minor male in 2002 should havebeen reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and/or a law enforcementagency such as the University Police or the Pennsylvania State Police. The University, by itssenior staff, Gary Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and Tim Curley,Athletic Director, was notified by two different Penn State employees of the alleged sexualexploitation of that youth. Pennsylvania’s mandatory reporting statute for suspected child abuseis located at 23 Pa.C.S. §6311 (Child Protective Services Law) and provides that when a staffmember reports abuse, pursuant to statute, the person in charge of the school or institution hasthe responsibility and legal obligation to report or cause such a report to be made by telephoneand in writing within 48 hours to the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth ofPennsylvania. An oral report should have been made to Centre County Children and YouthServices but none was made. Nor was there any attempt to investigate, to identify Victim 2 or toprotect that child or any others from similar conduct, except as related to preventing its reoccurrenceon University property. The failure to report is a violation of the law which wasgraded a summary offense in 2002, pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. §63192The Grand Jury finds that Tim Curley made a materially false statement under oath in anofficial proceeding on January 12,2011, when he testified before the 30th Statewide InvestigatingGrand Jury, relating to the 2002 incident, that he was not told by the graduate assistant thatSandusky was engaged in sexual conduct or anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers.Furthermore, the Grand jury finds that Gary Schultz made a materially false statement|
under oath in an official proceeding on January 12, 2011, when he testified before the 30rd
Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, relating to the 2002 incident that the allegations made by the
2 The grading of the failure to report offense was upgraded from a summary offense to a misdemeanor of the third
degree in 2006, effective May 29, 2007.
graduate assistant were “not that serious” and that he and Curley “had no indication that a crime
That’s right! Not only did Penn State officials fail to report this alleged incident to the proper authorities – they NEVER even attempted to find out the identity of the alleged victim.
Instead of reporting the alleged sexual assault of a minor to the police and/or to child services, Penn State officials have allowed Sandusky to maintain an office on its campus and to even be a de facto recruiter for their football team up until the Grand Jury Report released last week.
Penn State administrators knew they had a monster-of-the-worst-kind amongst them, but they made absolutely no effort to put his ass behind bars!
Phony Penn State PR Won’t Save It
In my opinion much of the support for the victims of child abuses that we saw on display at Saturday’s Penn State vs. Nebraska game was a PR orchestrated attempt of damage control by the University, similar to the University’s firing of Head Football Coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier.
Nope. Penn State you can’t’ hide from this! It’s right there in black and white. You didn’t even bother to find the alleged victim – a 10-year-old minor – of a sexual assault that occurred on your campus. A crime reportedly committed by a former Penn State employee who still has an office and access to your facilities. Furthermore, the Grand Jury also believes that two of your employees lied to them, under oath, regarding this incident.
The above informatin is all the information that any rational person needs to know to realize how miserably Penn State failed in its responsibility to protect children.
It also appears obvious from the Grand Jury Indictment that Penn State administrators and Joe Paterno knew – years before the 2002 incident – that they harbored a serial child molester on their campus.
Penn State deserves the maximum penalties, fines, court sentences, victim awards and whatever else that can be levied against it.
As for Joe Paterno, the football coach with most wins in division 1A history, so what!
Joe Pa those wins are meaningless, now!
Everything you worked so hard to build at Penn State will be forever stained by your decision to pass the buck and then sit silently by, while you watched the child molester, Sandusky, come in and out of Penn State facilities for all the years since 2002.
The Sandusky Grand Jury Indictment is just the tip of a big, dirty, crippling iceberg steered into by the powers that be at Penn State.
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