Penn State Officials – and Paterno – Should Be Held Accountable in Sex Abuse Scandal
As a father of a 22-month-old boy, I shudder at the thought of some sick-ass pervert touching my son in ANY inappropriate manner. So I do not care who I offend when I say that all child molesters should be castrated AND sentenced to a lifetime of sodomy in prisons worldwide.
Which leads me to the situation going on at Penn State.
In case you haven’t heard, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (once thought to be the heir apparent to coaching legend Joe Paterno) was charged with sexually abusing teenage boys. If you want to know about the lurid details, click here.
This reeks on so many levels.
First of all, when Paterno was told of the allegations from a grad assistant who caught Sandusky in a shower stall with a young boy instead of reporting it to his athletic director, he should have reported it to the police after confronting Sandusky. Merely reporting it to your boss – and let’s face it, the AD works for Paterno, not the other way around – is not good enough.
Second, the said athletic director did not report Sandusky to the police. Instead he not only eventually banned Sandusky from campus, but ALLOWED HIM BACK ON CAMPUS to run his Second Mile program – which helps at-risk youth. So basically the allegations were swept under the rug until the charges were made over the weekend.
If that is true – and it looks more and more the case, then every administrator who had a hand in this should be fired IMMEDIATELY. That includes the athletic director, the president, and Paterno himself.
Sandusky was Paterno’s right-hand mind for crying out loud! Just reporting it to your “boss” is not enough, and I’m sure Paterno knows that.
Paterno and Penn State’s administrators basically enabled a sexual predator to ruin young boys lives for decades, dating all the way back to 1994! Even though Paterno and Co. were told of the alleged actions two years ago, it doesn’t mean that no one knew what was going on since 1994 (or maybe before that).
The cover-up is always worse than the crime itself. Shame on Paterno and the Penn State brass for not acting on the best interest of those boys, who as men have to have a lifetime of therapy.