Monday, November 07, 2011

Sandusky: Child molester, but look at his charity work!

The local State College "newspaper" has the following headline on its front page:

"Jerry Sandusky through the years: Photos from the career and charitable work of Jerry Sandusky"

Oh yes, let us all take time to remember the charitable work of an accused child molester, by watching a nice photo essay. WHAT THE FUCK! What's next for the Centre Daily times? A new photo essay!

"John Wayne Gacy: Businessman, community volunteer, and silly clown."

I understand an organizations desire to protect its public image. But without a doubt, I think when given the choice between protecting your image by protecting a child molester or notifying the police of a child molester, you'd choose the latter. Apparently, Penn State's image is more important than a few boys being molested, and more important than the boys that were molested after 2002, when the athletic direcor was notified that Sandusky was seen molesting a child at Penn State. Indeed, They are Penn State!

The police were informed in 1998 that Sandusky was doing nasty, santorum producing things with children. This from Penn Live:

-Police investigated that report [of molestation] in May 1998, and then-District Attorney Ray Gricar never pursued charges.

A member of law enforcement who was in the room with Gricar said the DA was told about the report, and had two police officers hide in the mother’s home while Sandusky came to her house to talk about what happened.

The meeting, according to the source, was Sandusky’s idea.

“That mother said to the police, ‘He’s coming over to explain what happened to me,’¤” the source said. “Ray and the detectives decided that they would go to the house to find out what was going on — to hear what he had to say.”

A few days later, Gricar got a report back from police.

“Ray said ‘I’ll be in touch,’ and he called the chief or supervisors for those detectives. I don’t know what he said, but I know that no investigation or charges were pursued from that point on,” the source said.

By June 2, the report was labeled “unfounded” by Penn State police, and the case was closed.

The Penn State police officer who led that investigation, Ron Schreffler, is now retired. When approached in March, Schreffler said he couldn’t comment and asked a reporter, “How did you see that report?”

How'd you see that report? That's his question? Nice.


So why didn't the DA file charges in 1998? That's a good question, let's ask him - oh wait, we can't! He mysteriously disappeared six years ago. More from Penn Live:

Another bizarre twist: Ray Gricar, the Centre County district attorney at the time of the 1998 investigation into Victim 6's allegations, has been missing since 2005 and was declared legally dead in July of this year. We may never know why Gricar did not press charges against Sandusky, despite Sandusky's admissions—per the grand jury report—that he had showered naked with the boy and hugged him. The hard drive from Gricar's computer turned up on the banks of the Susquehanna River six months after his disappearance, according to this story Granim wrote three years ago, when she was still at the State College, Pa.-based Centre County Daily Times. Whatever was on that hard drive will forever be the subject of speculation now.

This is just getting uglier by the day.

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