Jerry Sandusky, right, the former Penn State defensive coordinator — Until now, the Big Ten university had one of the most sterling images in college athletics (November 5, 2011) …. (Photo credit: marsmet551)
The recent Penn State scandal concerning the issue of non-reportingchildhood sexual abuse by Joe Paterno and others, who failed to report their knowledge of Jerry Sandusky‘s abuse of eight young boys to law enforcement was a shock to many people. But those of us who have lived through sexual abuse and care about these issues were not so shocked. Many of us lived through times when sexual abuse of children was swept under the family rug and frequently went unreported. The perpetrator simply moved on to new victims because he wasn’t reported by those who knew of his prior victimization.
What many people fail to acknowledge is that there is a federal law against…
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