Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jerry Sandusky Trial; A Few People Did the Right Thing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jerry Sandusky Trial; A Few People Did the Right Thing

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As the Jerry Sandusky trial opened this week in Pennsylvania, it reopened the old wounds. So many trusted people did not do enough to prevent boys from being abused it seems.

Most of the attention has been focused on the famous people at Penn State and what they failed to do. Bill Moushey and Bob Dvorchak write about it in the new book "Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and the Culture of Silence."

When Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary reported seeing something disturbing between Sandusky and a boy in a Penn State shower, the attention was focused on what the officials did or did not do.

But what about the boy? How much effort was spent to find that boy? Apparently none.

Sandusky has pleaded not guilty.

But there were a few people who did their duty. There was the mother who was immediately disturbed by what her boy told her about Sandusky and took action to remove her boy from his influence.

Especially there was the Pennsylvania state trooper named Joe Leiter who had a gut feeling something was wrong and pursued the investigation until he found a series of boys making similar allegations. …

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