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Penn State Students Support Child Rape: The Cult Of Paterno

by | 10th, November 2011

TO Penn State, where winning sports coach Joe Paterno, 84, has been sacked for his alleged part in a sex scandal. It is alleged that Paterno did not prevent a ten-year-old boy from being raped by his colleague, Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, 67. In all, Sandusky is alleged to have molested eight boys from the mid-1990s until the late-2000s. Sandusky also ran The Second Mile, a children’s charity he founded in 1977 that reaches 200,000 kids in this state each year through programs and camps “.

In 2003 , after allegations were made, Leslie Wilson, assistant director for programs at Second Mile said:

“I am just overwhelmed at how hands-on Jerry is, and I think he is more involved now than I think he ever was… He has his hands in every event and you can see his real passion for what he believes in, he takes everyone in as family…. I can go on all day about how I feel about Jerry as a person because he is so great for the kids. It’s like he was put on this earth to work with kids. I don’t know if I have ever met another man that was as caring and as compassionate with children as he is.”

Mr Paterno is not implicated in the child abuse allegations. His alleged crime is to have failed to notify the authorities. He says:

“This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”

It is alleged that the school was wilfully ignorant of the alleged crimes. As such, University President Graham Spanier has also been dismissed.

If you think a child is being raped, call the police. Let them investigate. Remaining silent is wrong.

Paterno coached at Penn State for 46 year. He was wildly popular.

Both Pennsylvania’s senators – Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey  – wanted Paterno to be rewarded by the White House. They  have

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