In yesterday’s post I touched briefly on one of those topics most people would prefer not to think about. Abuse.
It’s particularly topical right now, because this past Tuesday Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was recently convicted on 45 counts of rape, abuse and assault, was sentenced to from 30 – 60 years in prison. Thanks to the courage of eight boys, who were willing to come forward; who were willing to take him on, despite his fame. And who were willing to re-live their painful memories for a judge, a jury, a packed courtroom and the world to hear.
Thanks, also, to twelve equally brave jurors, who were ready and willing to look beyond Jerry Sandusky the football hero, to Jerry Sandusky the predator. To Jerry Sandusky, the pedophile. To Jerry Sandusky, the monster, who preyed on young, disadvantaged, under-privileged boys.
To the Jerry Sandusky who is so sick and twisted, he founded a charitable organization that conveniently provided him with his victims. Continue reading