The Penn State sex scandal continues to form massive ripples through the campus at the Penn State University campus. The former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing young boys under that age of consent 15 years ago on and around the Penn State campus. The root of these allegations stem from the association that Sandusky has with the organization the he founded which is a non-profit called the Second Mile which helps disadvantaged children have hope and a chance at a future. Sandusky picked boys from this program and molested at least 8 boys from there, three of them whom were brought to the attention of employees at Penn State who failed to report the heinous incidents to police. In total Jerry Sandusky has been charged with over 40 counts of sexual abuse and of “pimping out young boys to wealthy donor to Penn States treasury fund. Jerry Sandusky has now been banned from setting foot on the Penn State Campus.
Immediately after Sandusky’s arrest on Saturday two other official from Penn State were also arrested for failing to report what they knew of the Sandusky’s crimes to the police.
Both Joe Paterno and Penn State University’s President Graham Spanier were both fired from their jobs at Penn State over this horrible scandal.
Athletic Director Tim Curly and Vice President of Finance Gary Shultz have also been charged with failing to report the horrible incidents in which a graduate assistant named Mike McQueary claimed that he saw Sandusky having sexual intercourse with a 10 year old boy in Penn States men’s locker room shower. He claims to have told McQueary about the incident and McQueary in turn mentioned it to Paterno but nothing was ever done about it.
Penn State has recently hired Rodney Erickson to replace University President Graham Spanier who was fired along with Joe Paterno this week for not having the courage to report the horrible allegations to officials. The board also appointed a committee to investigate how the alleged crimes were allowed to happen and go unreported to the police for such a long period of time.
Penn State students overturned 2 television news trucks during a riot were over 1000 protestors in College Avenue near Penn State’s Campus rioted against the firing of Penn State University’s Head coach Joe Paterno who has been the coach of Penn state’s Nittany Lions for 46 years.
The students filled over two city blocks near Penn State’s campus as scores of state and local police some with riot gear tried to clear the streets, some using chemical sprays to disperse the demonstrators. At least three people were taken into custody.
In our opinion decent people need to demand stiff punishment for this kind of behavior and all those involved should be jailed. We also need to send a united and overwhelming statement that this will never be tolerated. Any crimes against defenseless children should be countered with severe punishment and to the extent of the law.