This story should have come out on a Monday, and bloggers should retweet and re-facebook it then.
A former athletic coach, defensive coordinator of Penn State has been arrested and charged with 40 counts of various sex crimes and related offenses with minors. Specified among the charges are 10 boys who were pre-adolscent to early teenage at the time of the encounters with one Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky retired in 1999 from the university, but started a charitable outreach for young boys and used university facilities for some of his programs (and allegedly also sex) with the boys. In 2009, suspicion caused the University officials to ban Sandusky from bringing his boys on campus.
What caused the suspicion?
A janitor and a grad student had each reported witnessing separate incidents of Sandusky molesting young boys, years before. Allegedly Sandusky was using the university property to seek out his own preference of happy valley.
It’s 2011 now….. and finally there is some response from the law to theses allegations.
Greg Couch at Fox Sports asks why no one helped these young boys when the incidents were witnessed. The graduate student is said to have promptly reported the incident to university officials who apparently dropped the ball.
Two of them, Tim Curley, Athletic Director, and Gary Schultz, Vice President of finance and business are now charged with perjury and are expected to turn themselves into the police on Monday. Joe Paterno the Penn State footlball coach is under fire for his insufficient response to the allegations.
Sandusky, now 67 years old, has been arraigned on his collection of 40 charges, and has been released on a surprisingly low $100,000 bond.
Pharmer will be watching and comparing the media response to the allegations against Penn State officials and ex employees, to see if it measures up to their response to reports of sexual offenses by clergymen.