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.
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