Remember the Jerry Sandusky case? He’s the pervert who was raping little boys at Penn State college. He founded a foster home for the boys there – so that he could have easy access to them! They’ve already sued Penn State for millions over it, and more power to the boys for standing up and fighting for restitution.
Three officials at the college knew about the abuse of the one of the boys when a graduate coaching assistant told them he saw it happening – back in 2001. Sandusky was abusing the poor kid in a shower. The three administrators, however, heard it but did nothing whatsoever about it. All three could have called the cops, but hey! That might’ve brought a scandal to their little college, which might’ve rocked their precious world, and might’ve been inconvenient for them, so, even though any one of them could have easily called the police over it, none of those three stooges had the courage between them to pick up the phone.
They’re disgraceful in the extreme, and their names are Tim Curley, Athletic Director; Graham Spanier, former President of the college, and Gary Schultz, former Vice President. Well, now their names are mud, too.
Today they got sentenced to jail over their failure to act, and I’m hoping this will be the beginning of a trend. Those in authority who don’t stand up and act when they know children are being raped, of all things, simply don’t belong in the wide world, looking the other way for their own stupid reasons while simultaneously making things worse. Who in their right mind could know something as vile as rape is being perpetrated against little kids and not call the police?
One thing I can never understand regarding a lot of these pedophile cases is the labyrinthine way so many of these crimes manage not to come to light right away. I’ve heard that predators are adept at terrifying the children they abuse into silence, but nothing occurs in a vacuum. There’s always more people around in situations like these than just the abuser and victim. In this particular instance, an adult even witnessed the abuse. He spoke up to the administrators. But he certainly told the wrong people.
If I knew of a child who was being raped, I’d call the police. Not the school principal, or the college president, or the bishop, if it was a church situation – but the police! It’s a criminal act, so it’s their jurisdiction – not the schools’, and not the churches’. I’d call the police first. I’d call Child Protective Services second. And I’d be screaming bloody murder until I got the pervert in question investigated and arrested as quickly as possible, before more harm was done.
The silent Three Stooges of Penn State are the worst bunch of sex abuse enablers I’ve heard of yet, though, because it involves the abuse of boys in foster care. They had no parents available to be on the lookout for their boys’ welfare, and with nobody to speak up on their behalf, it was even more crucial for the administrators to take action to put an end to the abuse as soon as they knew it was happening. Incredibly, these clowns knew what was going on since 2001, but shut their mouths just to “protect” the university’s “reputation!”
Gentlemen, what do you think that school of yours looks like now?