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Jeffrey Sandusky gets arrested for pederasty

| February 23, 2017 at 03:20 pm

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Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adoptive sons (a retired college football coach), is confronting 14 charges for sexual abuse to minors. Jerry’s father, Jeffrey Sandusky, got imprisoned five years ago for similar charges, facing a sentence of 60 years in prison. Let’s not forget that, for over 10 years, Jeffrey Sandusky was in charge of a foundation that helped young boys in precarious situations to fulfil their dreams of playing football. For now, the bail imposed by the judge is for $ 200.000. (more…)

Penn State to pay Sandusky child abuse victims $59.7m in settlements

| October 31, 2013 at 07:48 am

Jerry SanduskySchool president says deals, which have been in the works since mid-August, are a step forward for victims and the university

Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7m to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients.  (more…)

Former NHL player, child sex abuse victim Sheldon Kennedy brings story to PSU panel

| October 15, 2013 at 07:10 am

Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player, shared his story of abuse, how he overcame it and what society can do to help victims of abuse on Thursday at Penn State.

Kennedy was an NHL player for eight years, playing for the Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins before retiring from hockey in 1999. He was sexually abused by his youth hockey coach, Graham James, when he was between the ages of 14 and 19.

“After the first abuse, I knew I was different from everyone else in a way I couldn’t even describe,” Kennedy said. “I was too afraid and ashamed to say anything for a long time.” (more…)

At Penn State, Academics Drive Effort to Hire Child-Abuse Experts

| March 11, 2013 at 08:17 am

When the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal broke, in 2011, professors at Pennsylvania State University were as shocked as anyone else. Then they did what faculty members often do: They set about formulating an academic response to the horrifying incidents, some of which had occurred on their own University Park campus.

The result is a campaign to hire over the next three years a dozen faculty members whose work focuses on child abuse and entails cutting-edge research, clinical treatment, and public education about the problem. The hiring is on a fast track: The university just opened six searches and hopes to have a half-dozen new tenured and tenure-track hires on campus by next fall. (more…)

Beaver County shows increase in child abuse in 2012

| December 12, 2012 at 07:20 am

HARRISBURG — The number of substantiated child abuse cases in Pennsylvania dropped in 2012, according to an annual report that will be released today by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

The same cannot be said for Beaver, Lawrence, Fayette and Greene counties.

The group’s report, “State of Child Welfare,” says the number of child abuse reports that authorities found to be true increased this year in all four counties. (more…)

Spanier facing charges in Sandusky child abuse case at Penn State

| November 1, 2012 at 08:16 am

Penn State UniversityState Attorney General Linda Kelly is expected to announce today that former Penn State University President Graham Spanier has been charged in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, according to sources close to the investigation.

The sources, who requested anonymity, said Mr. Spanier is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. (more…)

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced Up To 60 Years In Prison For Child Abuse

| October 9, 2012 at 08:39 am

Jerry SanduskyBELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 young boys over a span of 15 years.

Sandusky, 68, once a celebrated figure in college sports, stood in a red jumpsuit when Judge John Cleland imposed the sentence. He had faced a maximum of four centuries behind bars without parole. (more…)

New Florida law cracks down on child abuse reporting

| October 5, 2012 at 08:03 am

Reporting child abuse is no longer only a moral duty. It can now result in a $1 million fine for people who knowingly fail to report abuse.

On Monday, a new state law went into effect that cracks down on reporting child abuse and assists child abuse victims. The law includes fines of up to $1 million for universities and a felony charge for individuals who fail to report abuse. (more…)

Lesson about confronting child abuse allegations

| September 25, 2012 at 07:44 am

Records coming to light as a result of litigation against Irving-based Boy Scouts of America demonstrate yet again the fundamental lesson about handling child molestation allegations: The interests of institutions can’t override the obligation to protect the most vulnerable.

Time and again, it’s been shown that when adults ignored or covered up or denied or simply failed to follow through, abusers were enabled, children got hurt and justice wasn’t served. (more…)

Penn State adds names, child abuse ribbons to football jerseys

| August 8, 2012 at 09:34 am

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Players’ names are being added to Penn State’s football jerseys for the coming season, the university announced Tuesday, along with blue ribbons to show support for victims of child abuse.

The team’s generic look – blue-and-white, no names on jerseys – has long been a trademark and was associated with the buttoned-down style of former coach Joe Paterno, who was fired last year after his former assistant Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges. (more…)