Fifteen Adults at Penn State Knew About Child Sexual Assaults, Rapes and Did Not Act

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The following article demonstrates how the Penn State Child sexual scandal stems from the spread of corporate ethics to all sectors of our society.  Corporate ethics hide a primary commitment to opportunism under the banner of pragmatism.  

by Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief, RH Reality Check  November 11, 2011

I am still processing and still in shock from the revelations coming out of Penn State this week. And the more I learn, the more revolted I become.

Consider for example, that 15 adults at Penn State--15 individual adults, all men--either witnessed directly or had knowledge of rape, sodomy, and assault of children by Jerry Sandusky and either did not act or whose actions were for naught.

These include 12 adult men who were in positions of power, some of them members of law enforcement, who did not do anything to protect children raped and abused or to prevent other children from being raped and abused.

I am trying to wrap my head around this. I am not sure I ever will. The Daily has a list of the 15 men, what they knew and when they knew it.

They also have a timeline which indicates that reports were being made and investigations into Sandusky conducted as early as 1998 (perhaps earlier). In 1998, for example, police listened in on a conversation between the mother of a victim of sexual assault, a boy with whom Sandusky took a shower, whom Sandusky "lathered up" and who then was "bear-hugged" by Sandusky.

In the conversation, he admits to having assaulted this child. What do the police do? They tell Sandusky not to shower with boys. He says he can not promise not to do so.

It only gets worse--far worse--from there. The list follows.

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