Sunday, November 13, 2011
When Crimes are Committed Against Children And There are Lies and A Cover Up, it is NOT a "Sex Scandel".Period.
(*Originally posted Nov.10th*)
36 Hours ago the MSM began reporting that there was a "Sex Scandal Breaking Involving Penn State Football Program". This Headline that was on Tickers could not have been more Wrong Headed and Misleading. What was "Breaking" was a Horrendous Crime Cover Up was being revealed, that involved Children and Predatory Crimes against them including Rape and Sodomy. When I first saw the Headline I didn't even think of going to look it up, I thought it was some Slimy sex mess, I had no idea it was about Children that had suffered at the hands of a Pedophile or that it had been covered up by a Large University and it's powerful Leaders and Coaches. Someone emailed me the PDF link and I sat and read in horror of what the Victims, mere Children suffered.
This is the Actual Link to the PDF of the Grand Jury Report, that was made public actually over 10 Months ago, and is now just being Publicly Shared. It details not only the Crimes by Sandusky but also the Cover up by the Administration and Coaches and "Leaders" at Penn State in clear concise details. Victim #2 's Rape is the case that is most horrid to read, and why Police were NEVER notified in the past nine years is mind boggling. Pennsylvania is a State where Authorities and Police must receive reports of ALL Statutory Rape and Rapes of Children (covered in their Statutory Rape Laws link is below). McQuery an grad Assistant at the time who witnessed the Attack and Rape did report it to his Bosses at the time, but he did not stop the attack or help the child.He and all involved did NOT contact the Police or get the Child Medical Care. The ONLY consequence of this horrendous Crime was that the Locks of the Locke room were changed and Sandusky's keys were taken away.
The One 2002 case that is most haunting is of a 10 year old child's rape by Sandusky that was Witnessed by McQuery in the Penn State Locker Room, Sandusky who was no longer employed by the School, but still had access to the Facilities for his Charity Work. He had originally set up his Charity in 1977, as a way to supposedly reach out and nurture Troubled Children who had unstable Homes. It reads like a a Predatory Horror Film. He even has written a book about his work called " Touched" that is troubling and disturbing, and hopefully the Authorities will read it closely for Clues and possible other Victims. The Grand Jury report outlines Crimes against 8 Children, but that is only of the last 10 years, and even now another Victim has come forward this week. (Criminally Sandusky is already facing 40 Counts. Yet at some point there are many that Enabled him and his Crimes and and even lied for him, one has to wonder when they too will face Justice). In 1999 He was let go from the School so he could supposedly work more on Second Mile , his Children's Charity, yet one has to wonder did the Administration let him go due to Problems or reports ? If so then the 2002 Witnessed Rape should not have happened ? But A College where Children and Young are Nurtured and Taught and a Rape is Reported and the ONLY thing that happens is that the Locks are Changed and Keys take away ? And McQuery the Witness went on to an illustrious career at PSU , how could he go to work everyday and walk by that Lockeroom ever seeing a CHILD raped and knowing he did NOTHING ?
In America today we are witnessing What Broken Trust Looks Like ? What happens when Power and Money and Greed and Ego Collide , are Crimes Committed ? Talk to Each other about This, it is not a small issue and this unfolding Horror Story is not about Old Coaches and Broken Dreams , it is about Crimes and When Greedy Men Cover Up Crimes. America is at a Cross Roads....Let us hope many find their Moral Compass...for the Sake of the Our Children.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa
(1) More Details from Mother Jones on why Coach P should have never even been coaching this season.
(2)STATUTORY RAPE REPORTING LAWS FOR PA. ALL involved were obligated to report Immediately at the time, it is now NINE years later.
(3) This is the link to Jerry Sandusky's Book that is Called "Touched",that really is a concerning book and needs further study, but it documents his "Charity" work and predatory path.
(4) And NOW it gets worse, the Original DA that was trying to Prosecute Sandusky in 2005 went MISSING..DO READ THIS.......
(5) More on Jerry Sandusky and his Charity and his book.
Post in Washington Post written by a Sexual Crime Survivor shows a different perspective on watching the Events unfold this week at PSU.
15 Adults KNEW of the Abuse at PENN STATE and did NOT act....More From Alternet.
More Updates from the Weekend 11.11-11.13th
The Judge who set Sandusky's out on Bail is also a 2nd Mile Volunteer. ( Sandusky was not viewed to be a flight risk so he was sent home without even an ankle bracelet after it was desided that an UNSECURED Bail of 100,000 dollars was sufficient. As he faces increasing Counts of Crimes against children it is not clear if Child Safety issues were considered. Does Sandusky live near any schools or in a neighborhood full of children ? Over the weekend there was some damage at his home, and it was reported he was not at the Home. If he is NOT at the Home , then where is he ? Isn't he supposed to be Home , being Monitored ? And about the Judge who decided that he could be out on Bail, why didn't she recuse herself from his case if she has relationship with his Charity ? Again more questions than answers.
The Student Press Law Center begins to explore the Issues of Reporting Issues, what are the ramifications of not reporting Sexual Crimes against Children by an Educational Institution.