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Legal expert links PSU, Catholic church scandals

The allegations are similar to those made against a top Philadelphia archdiocese official who was convicted on child endangerment charges last month.


Report: Paterno, Penn St. officials concealed Sandusky's child abuse

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing internal report issued Thursday on the scandal... After an eight-month inquiry, Freeh’s firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Hall of Fame coach Paterno, President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator.”

Senh: Figures. Everyone involved in the cover-up should be criminalized.


Former Penn State president says he was unaware of Sandusky abuse

Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham B. Spanier has insisted that he never knew of any sexual abuse of children by one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, lawyers for Spanier said Tuesday.


Report: Ex-PSU president OK'd not reporting abuse

Jerry Sandusky

A news organization says it has seen emails showing Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable'' for failing to report it.


Loophole could let Sandusky keep $59,000 annual pension

Jerry Sandusky

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, could still profit from his public pension. Sandusky stands to collect $58,898 each year, according to, because the crimes he committed are not included on the list of 22 that would force him to give up his benefits.


Sandusky's adopted son told Pennsylvania police of abuse: report

Jerry Sandusky's adult adopted son told police he had lied to a grand jury when he denied being sexually abused by the former Penn State University assistant football coach and said he was coming forward so his family would know the truth, according to a tape of his police interview aired by NBC on Tuesday.


How To Protect Children and Adolescents from Sexual Abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of sexual abuse of children has, once again, put child sex abuse on the front page.


At worn-out Penn State, relief, then time to move on

University tries to move forward after a long, public ordeal. All of the five TVs in Bill Pickle's Tap Room are tuned into the news. The verdict is in for the former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.


Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky convicted of 45 counts in sex abuse trial

Jerry Sandusky Handcuffed

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.


Jerry Sandusky's lawyer: Acquittal on all charges would be a shock

The lead defense attorney representing Jerry Sandusky told reporters on Friday that it would be a shock if the former Penn State University assistant football coach were acquitted of all of the charges of sexually abusing children now being weighed by sequestered jurors.


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