Monday, July 9, 2012

From the State to the Pen

On June 22, 2012, 68 year old Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Despite being investigated, charged, arrested and judged for his actions by a jury of his peers, Sandusky claims he is innocent and remains determined to clear his name.

It’s widely believed that Sandusky used his former position as a longtime defensive coordinator for the powerhouse Penn State University’s football team and his own charity Second Mile which he founded in 1977 as a hunting ground to prey on unsuspecting boys. He had faced 48 counts of abuse against 10 boys over a fifteen year period.

33 year old adopted son, Matt Sandusky has also accused Sandusky of molestation.

This horrific news story must serve greater notice that child sexual abuse isn’t a dirty little secret that only happens to someone else’s kid.   According to the American HumaneAssociation 9.3% of helpless children are sexually abused.  Even more staggering is the fact the percentage of maltreatment suffered by children exceeds 100 percent based on some children being subjected to more than one type.  That is both an eye opening and heart breaking statistic.  Reportedly both sexes of child are just as likely to experience maltreatment.

It may take a village to raise a child, but just one to protect one.  Children need to be loved and nurtured and not become victims of sadistic predators seeking fulfillment of their perverted desires on the least helpless of society.  Sexual abuse is wrong on any level and definitely an abomination when it happens to an innocent child.

Child abuse must be eradicated.  Become an advocate for the overall well being of children everywhere. To learn more about this dreadful plight, please visit: