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Jerry Sandusky faces 450 years in prison but deserves to die.
Sandusky is the former assistant coach at Penn State who has been charged with the sexual molestation of at least eight boys, some as young as age 10. Later accounts indicate that the toll may now be as high as 20, and that number is likely to grow as more details of this sordid affair come to light.
Despicably, Sandusky had access to these young boys through his charitable work with at-risk youth, a horrid abuse of trust and power.
Things began to unravel for Sandusky when a graduate assistant coach stumbled across Sandusky sodomizing a young boy in one of the Penn State shower rooms. This young coach told his father what he had seen, the father in turn directed his son to inform Joe Paterno, which he did the next day, and Paterno assigned follow-up to other university staff members.
On another occasion, a janitor came across Sandusky performing oral sex on another 10-year-old boy in the shower room. He was left so distraught by what he saw that his co-workers were afraid he might have a heart attack. He told a co-worker that he had “fought in the [Korean] war, seen people with their guts blowed out, arms dismembered… I just witnessed something in there I’ll never forget."
Sandusky was not reported to law enforcement authorities, as required by law, but instead, according to numerous press accounts, was allowed to resign in exchange for Penn State’s silence.
Now stories are circulating that Sandusky may have pimped out his young charges at The Second Mile foundation to high rolling Penn State donors, a story which, if true, will consign any number of people to one of the lowest circles in hell.
Heads have rolled at Penn State, as well they should. By failing to report this abominable criminal behavior, and allowing Sandusky to continue to work with young boys through his foundation, Joe Paterno and others allowed Sandusky to continue molesting young boys. This is certainly criminal complicity at the very least, and utterly reprehensible from a moral point of view and beyond any possible excuse.
Sandusky’s reputation was evidently so well known on campus that a frozen confection, consisting of two scoops of ice cream and an upside down cone, was named for him. (It has since been removed from the menu for obvious reasons.)
The press has focused largely on Paterno and others in the Penn State hierarchy who covered up Sandusky’s pedophilia, some of whom even committed perjury to keep his dark and dirty secret from being exposed.....read more