Victims urge DAs to charge ex-Penn State president and others
Newly disclosed emails from 2001 appear to show that then-Penn State President Graham Spanier choose to keep child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky secret.
NBC News reported today that the revelations may lead to more criminal charges. We hope so.
Also involved in the emails were then-athletic director Timothy Curley and then-senior vice president Gary Schultz.
The inexcusable recklessness, selfishness and secrecy of these smart, powerful men left kids needlessly at risk for a decade. Their silence was not humane, but actually inhumane. They should be ashamed. And more importantly, they should be prosecuted if there’s any way that can legally happen.
These disclosures remind us that much work remains before kids are safe at Penn State and before students, staff and alums can begin to put these horrific crimes and cover ups behind them.
We hope law enforcement officials investigate thoroughly but quickly and bring more charges against those who ignored, hid and enabled Jerry Sandusky’s devastating child sex crimes.
Read more here:
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.