Victims have been courageous; time for others to do the samef

Victims have been courageous; time for others to do the samef

By Chip Minemyer, April 2, 2017, The Tribune-Democrat

Penn State’s former leaders have been found guilty of endangering children, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has been forced to adopt new policies and the Pennsylvania Legislature is wrestling over the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.

As we enter April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, major institutions are in turmoil because of past sins – while the quest for justice for those who suffered at the hands of priests, coaches and other trusted adults remains a struggle.

If only someone in power had showed the courage and compassion years ago to say: “This stops now.”

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, founder of The Second Mile for troubled kids, was convicted in 2012 on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. 

His case prompted the scathing Louis Freeh Report, which pointed the finger at  . . .

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