Pennsylvania parents and taxpayers should be outraged over Graham Spanier’s pay package. At the very least, he mishandled credible child sex abuse reports. More likely, he enabled heinous child sex crimes. Yet he’s America’s highest paid university president.
This rubs salt into the already-deep and often still-fresh wounds, not just of Sandusky victims but of child sex abuse victims.
Those who commit and conceal child sex crimes should be severely punished. The former sometimes are. The latter rarely are.
The next time people ask “Why do many abuse victims stay silent about abuse?” and “Why don’t victims call the police?” Remember Spanier’s pay. Many victims keep quiet because they suspect wrongdoers will come out unscathed. Cases like this confirm these troubling and crippling suspicions.
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