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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:45 am
by Ehwmatt
Fact Finder wrote:Penn St. cops report 2000 pool assault


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State University police say they've referred another previous incident of indecent assault to the Attorney General's Office.

The Centre Daily Times reports Sunday that chief Tyrone Parham says the assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor swimming pool building sometime between June 1, 2000 and Aug. 30, 2000.

The report was made to university police on Wednesday by a person who was a visitor to the pool.

The paper reports that Parham couldn't say if the "known individual" is Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator who's been charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse after a two-year investigation by the Attorney General's Office. Sandusky says he's innocent.

In other developments, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports that the first alleged abuse victim of Sandusky has withdrawn from his Clinton County, Pa. high school because of bullying.

The victim's psychologist, Mike Gillum, told the paper that Central Mountain High School students were misplacing their anger at Joe Paterno's firing and blaming the 17-year-old, who left the school in the middle of his senior year after experiencing a rash of verbal taunting and name-calling.

Gillum also noted that school officials neglected to offer guidance and counseling for fellow students.

The officials were unavailable for comment Sunday, the paper reported.


These stupid motherless fucks in State College are beyond the pale. At first, I was sympathetic to their hero going down in such a disappointing way (even though I think JoePa is culpable). After seeing the way they've handled this, however, fuck them and the horses they rode in on. They're a bunch of stupid fucks.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:21 am
by perryswoman
This is beyond sick. I hope they all fry.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:28 am
by steveo777
Fact Finder wrote:Breaking News


All Centre County Common Pleas Court judges recuse themselves in Jerry Sandusky abuse case - AP



What the hell does that mean, no Judges want to hear the case?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:42 am
by Fact Finder
So one of the 2 new kids was his Grandson.


Fry this motherfucker now! :evil:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:26 am
by Fact Finder
story...


The allegations towards accused Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky continue with his grandson now coming forward with claims of sexual abuse.

A complaint was filed against the former assistant coach by the wife of one of his adopted sons, Matt Sandusky with Pennsylvania's Children's and Youth Services, his lawyer told ABC News.

“The allegations are ridiculous and unfounded. Jerry has absolutely denied any inappropriate contact with his grand kids.” Sandusky's attorney Joseph Amendola said.

Sandusky's daughter-in-law filed for a restraining order after his November 5 arrest to prevent her children from sleeping over.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:34 am
by Don
steveo777 wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Breaking News


All Centre County Common Pleas Court judges recuse themselves in Jerry Sandusky abuse case - AP



What the hell does that mean, no Judges want to hear the case?


"are intended to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest due to real or perceived connections to the defendant, the Second Mile charity, or the Pennsylvania State University,"

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:34 am
by Red13JoePa
I think the media has handled the Syracuse coverage correctly (well, aside from the fact that ESPN apparently knew of the alleged sexual assaults years ago and did nothing/told noone), even though there exists the smoking gun of the phone call tape with Fine's wife.
They have correctly held back on lynching Jim Boeheim, calling for the program and in fact school itself to be shutdown and anyone ever associated with Fine to be jailed until ALL THE FACTS ARE OUT.

Sad the Penn St situation was not treated the same way.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:39 am
by Seven Wishes2
Everyone ever associated with Fine? Jeez, man. WTF?

If this perv's wife was the only one who knew this was going on, how can you even compare it to what happened at Penn State? You can't shut the program down because one coach is a pedophile, especially if no one else witnessed it and/or knew about it. Different situation.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:41 am
by Red13JoePa
Not arguing with you one bit.

Just saying sad Paterno and PSU haven't been afforded same benefit of doubt Boeheim and Syracuse are getting.

Could it be all the Syracuse alums emplyed @ESPN?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:09 am
by Fact Finder
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first sex-abuse lawsuit filed against ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky comes from a man who says the coach abused him more than 100 times.

The man met Sandusky at age 10 and is now under 30. He is not among the eight victims mentioned in a grand jury report.

The man says Sandusky abused him in a Penn State locker room, on trips to Philadelphia and a bowl game, and at the Sandusky home.

The suit also names the university and The Second Mile charity as defendants. The man says he knew the coach through the children's charity, and that the abuse occurred from 1992 to 1996.

Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. He acknowledges he showered with boys but denies molesting them.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:12 am
by hoagiepete
Fact Finder wrote:PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first sex-abuse lawsuit filed against ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky comes from a man who says the coach abused him more than 100 times.

The man met Sandusky at age 10 and is now under 30. He is not among the eight victims mentioned in a grand jury report.

The man says Sandusky abused him in a Penn State locker room, on trips to Philadelphia and a bowl game, and at the Sandusky home.

The suit also names the university and The Second Mile charity as defendants. The man says he knew the coach through the children's charity, and that the abuse occurred from 1992 to 1996.

Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. He acknowledges he showered with boys but denies molesting them.


I am by no means defending the creep, but "over 100 times?!" Come on! why didn't anyone rat this guy out? Seems odd. Now it appears to be gold digging .

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:20 am
by Ehwmatt
hoagiepete wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first sex-abuse lawsuit filed against ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky comes from a man who says the coach abused him more than 100 times.

The man met Sandusky at age 10 and is now under 30. He is not among the eight victims mentioned in a grand jury report.

The man says Sandusky abused him in a Penn State locker room, on trips to Philadelphia and a bowl game, and at the Sandusky home.

The suit also names the university and The Second Mile charity as defendants. The man says he knew the coach through the children's charity, and that the abuse occurred from 1992 to 1996.

Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. He acknowledges he showered with boys but denies molesting them.


I am by no means defending the creep, but "over 100 times?!" Come on! why didn't anyone rat this guy out? Seems odd. Now it appears to be gold digging .


I'm not one to buy into psychological gobbledygook, but abuse/rape is chronically underreported across the spectrum (women, children, men, etc). I don't doubt there might be some legal gold-digging arising out of this case, but the mere fact of non-reporting doesn't rule anyone out as a possible victim imo.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:20 am
by Journey/Survivor
Red13JoePa wrote:Not arguing with you one bit.

Just saying sad Paterno and PSU haven't been afforded same benefit of doubt Boeheim and Syracuse are getting.

Could it be all the Syracuse alums emplyed @ESPN?


ESPN is run by a bunch of assholes. There's nothing impartial about them. They always play favorites. They have no integrity what-so-ever.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:41 pm
by ebake02
Red13JoePa wrote:Not arguing with you one bit.

Just saying sad Paterno and PSU haven't been afforded same benefit of doubt Boeheim and Syracuse are getting.

Could it be all the Syracuse alums emplyed @ESPN?


I'm quite pissed about this too. JoePa does his duty and reports what he knows to his superiors; and gets fired and ripped apart by the media but Boeheim can call Fine's victims "gold digging lairs" and still keep his job. :evil: That's fucked up....

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:58 pm
by Seven Wishes2
It's all about who knew what when, I think.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:53 pm
by geminix
Red13JoePa wrote:Not arguing with you one bit.

Just saying sad Paterno and PSU haven't been afforded same benefit of doubt Boeheim and Syracuse are getting.

Could it be all the Syracuse alums emplyed @ESPN?


Or maybe that the former Chief of Police in Syracuse NY Dennis Duval is the 19th leading scorer of all time for Syracuse and played for Boeheim? I heard that nice little tidbit on 97.5fm the fanatic in Philly earlier tonight. Full story below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/2 ... ir=College

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:13 am
by Fact Finder
@PhillyInquirer

#PennState promises $1.5 million in bowl money to Pa. Coalition Against Rape & Natl Sexual Violence Resource Ctr http://t.co/gAZ1Olj7




Something tells me that although this is a nice gesture, that money could be better used in the Rape Lawsuit Fund.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:21 am
by ebake02
http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-t ... not-others


Media Outlets, Including ESPN, Kept Some Standards In The Syracuse Case -- But Not Others


For eight years, two news organizations possessed an audio tape that screamed something was horrifically wrong -- that Bernie Fine, an assistant basketball coach for Syracuse University, might have sexually abused a teenage boy. Yet, for all that time, neither ESPN nor the Post-Standard newspaper of Syracuse reported the tape to anyone, authorities included.

The immediate question is, why not? If the media are rightly aghast that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno didn't take enough action with his knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's alleged molestations, shouldn't news outlets be held to the same standard regarding Bernie Fine?

On the tape, Bobby Davis, a former ball boy for the Syracuse basketball team, has a conversation with Fine's wife, Laurie, which provides a strong indication she knew about the alleged molestations.

"I know everything that went on, you know," Laurie Fine says on the tape. "I know everything that went on with him. … Bernie has issues, maybe that he's not aware of, but he has issues." Asked by Davis if he's the only person Bernie Fine sexually abused, Laurie Fine says, "No … I think there might have been others."

Paterno was fired for not taking enough action in 2002 when he failed to notify authorities of alleged sexual abuse by Sandusky, a former assistant coach under him. The same questions of inaction are now being raised regarding ESPN and the Post-Standard, both of which were at least aware of Bernie Fine's alleged misconduct as early as 2003.

Even if they didn't have enough corroborating evidence to publish a story, shouldn't they have turned the tape over to law enforcement authorities?
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Isn't there an obligation to do so when the alleged victim is a minor? Especially when you possess an audio tape on which the alleged abuser's wife says, "I think there might have been others?"

As in the case of Paterno and Penn State, the timeline is important.

On Nov. 27, both ESPN and the Post-Standard released the audio taped phone conversation between Davis and Laurie Fine. The conversation reportedly took place in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Davis provided the Post-Standard with a copy of the tape. He provided ESPN with a copy in 2003.

According to reports, beginning in 2002 the Post-Standard conducted a six-month investigation into the allegations, which included an interview with Laurie Fine. She confirmed her conversation with Davis, but denied some of the remarks on the tape. The paper chose not to publish a story because it could not verify the allegations. The Post-Standard reportedly did not go to the police with the tape.

ESPN has a similar reason for not going ahead with the story eight years ago. According to Vince Doria (pictured at left), ESPN's director of news, Davis brought the allegations to ESPN's attention in 2003 and provided three people he said would corroborate his story. "Those sources either told us that was not the case or would not talk with us," Doria said in an online discussion released by ESPN.

Doria said that while the audio recording "was clearly a damning tape in terms of [Laurie Fine's] characterization of her husband," she "never directly acknowledged to have witnessed any of these actions first-hand." Because of that and the fact that ESPN did not generate the tape and could not verify its validity -- the network says it did not have a baseline of Laurie Fine's voice to compare it with in order to authenticate it -- "we felt in 2003 that the material we had did not meet the standards for reporting the story," Doria said.

ESPN says it did not notify authorities of the allegations because Davis had gone to the Syracuse police in 2002 and been told the statute of limitations had expired. (In New York, the statute of limitations is five years.) "So we were fully under the impression that the police had been made aware of the story and had decided not to pursue it," Doria said.

Fast forward eight years. Prompted by the Penn State abuse scandal, a friend of Davis' came forward to corroborate his story one day after Paterno was fired. During the next two weeks, two more men accused Bernie Fine of molesting them. The second prompted federal prosecutors to obtain a warrant to search Fine's house. On Nov. 27, the Post-Standard and ESPN, having obtained a baseline of Laurie Fine's voice that allowed them to verify the tape's authentication, felt they had enough information to publish stories about the 2002 phone conversation between Davis and Fine.

Now ESPN and the Post-Standard find themselves in a situation eerily similar to the one that got Paterno fired and earned him a visceral beating from the media -- including ESPN.

"This wasn't a case of Paterno choosing to ignore allegations of booster payments to a player or improper grade changes by a professor," ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach wrote the day of Paterno's firing. "Paterno's inaction allegedly involved one of the most heinous crimes a person can commit -- the rape of a child. While Paterno has not been accused of legal wrongdoing -- authorities have said he cooperated during the investigation – he is guilty of gross indifference, if nothing else. Morally, Paterno should have done more …"

There is certainly a separation between journalistic responsibility and moral obligation. In the case of Bernie Fine, neither ESPN nor the Post-Standard felt they had enough information to publish a story that would effectively change a man's life forever. There was no eye witness, as there was to Sandusky's alleged abuse, so to their credit neither news outlet went forward with a story based on unsubstantiated allegations.

Still, for eight years they sat on the tape while Bernie Fine roamed free.

The Post-Standard at least interviewed Laurie Fine in 2003 about the content of the tape. ESPN did not and only attempted to authenticate its validity within the last 10 days. Asked why it took eight years to attempt to authenticate the tape, an ESPN spokesman replied, "Confirming that it was her wasn't [enough] to make us report [the story]."

In his online discussion of the Syracuse story, Doria states: "All journalists could be asking themselves this very same question: What role should journalists play in providing information that may or may not have been reported? It's complex and something we must continue to evaluate."

Yes, a distinction must be made between the standard for reporting a story and the moral obligation to report a potential sex crime against minors. Still, if we, the media, are going to hold the likes of Joe Paterno to a certain standard, then we'd better hold ourselves up to the same standard. We may be a part of the "media," but we're people first.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:07 am
by Fact Finder
Jerry Sandusky Arrested on New Sex Abuse Charges


By COLLEEN CURRY

Dec. 7, 2011





Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested at home today by Pennsylvania state police in the wake of new sexual assault charges filed against him by a grand jury.

Sandusky was handcuffed and taken out of his home by state police and brought to an arraignment before a judge in Centre County, Pa., for the new charges, which include assaulting two boys involved in his Second Mile charity. Bail was set at $250,000, cash, although the prosecutor had asked for $1 million (the previous bail was a $100,000 unsecured bond). Sandusky is not permitted to step onto Penn State property and will be monitored electronically.

Joe Amendola, Sandusky's attorney, told ABC News that he was on his way to the arraignment and had no knowledge of the charges ahead of the arrest.

"I'm very disappointed that I didn't even get a courtesy call that new charges had been filed. I had to find out from the media," Amendola said.

Sandusky, wearing Penn State pants at the time of his arrest, requested that the arraignment not begin until Amendola arrived at the courthouse, according to ABC affiliate WPVI.

Amendola greeted Sandusky in the courtroom by saying, "Told you. We had this discussion. Some day you will listen to me," to which Sandusky smiled, according to WPVI.

In court, Amendola asked for lower bail, arguing that his client was not a flight risk, and that he'd been subjected to heavy media coverage and confined to his home.

The new alleged victims came forward in the wake of the earlier allegations against Sandusky, including 40 counts of child molestation, for which he was charged on Nov. 5.

According to the state attorney general, both men met Sandusky through the Second Mile charity, were plied with trips to football games, and were abused by him in Sandusky's home.

The man, now 19 and identified as Victim 9, met Sandusky at a Second Mile swimming event when the boy was 11 or 12, according to new information in the grand jury presentment. Sandusky asked for his phone number, which he then used to ask the boy's mother if he could spend more time with the boy, and then proceeded to pick the boy up from school and take him to Sandusky's home for sleepovers.

At the Sandusky home, the boy said he was forced to stay in the basement at all times, and was even brought his meals there by Sandusky and told not to leave. He testified that he had little contact with Dottie Sandusky, Jerry's wife, and that she never came to the basement. Sandusky allegedly sexually assaulted the boy in the basement bedroom numerous times, including forcible rape. On one occasion, the boy screamed for help, hoping Dottie Sandusky would hear him from upstairs, but she did not come downstairs, he said.

The man testified that Sandusky would also take him to a hotel in State College and assault the boy in the pool and jacuzzi there.

The other victim identified in the new allegations, now in his mid-20s, says Sandusky met him through the Second Mile when he was 10 and invited him to his home for a Penn State football game. Sandusky then started a pattern of abuse that included wrestling with the boy and then pulling his pants off and performing oral sex on him, according to the testimony.

The man said that Sandusky also groped him in the campus swimming pool before playfully throwing him above water.

Sandusky also allegedly requested oral sex from the boy on multiple occasions, including one time in a vehicle while the two were driving somewhere. The boy refused, and terminated his relationship with Sandusky.

The new charges include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.

The new charges will be included in an already-scheduled preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:56 am
by perryswoman
Although the bail is still way too low inmo, at least he will have a moniotr. He's gonna fry for sure

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:53 am
by KenTheDude
perryswoman wrote:Although the bail is still way too low inmo, at least he will have a moniotr. He's gonna fry for sure


If he doesn't commit suicide first.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:55 am
by Fact Finder
Breaking News

Update: Jerry Sandusky taken to Pennsylvania county jail after being unable to post $250,000 bail in cash - @AP http://apne.ws/utATJx

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:03 am
by Ehwmatt
KenTheDude wrote:
perryswoman wrote:Although the bail is still way too low inmo, at least he will have a moniotr. He's gonna fry for sure


If he doesn't commit suicide first.


Frankly, I'm shocked that he didn't do it while out on bail for the last 3~ weeks. That was my first thought upon hearing he posted bail. Shocked he hasn't. I still haven't ruled out the possibility that there are more sinister things at work here. Has Sandusky's family been threatened if he talks or kills himself (i.e., not taking the fall for this thing)?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:15 am
by Fact Finder
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:21 am
by Ehwmatt
Fact Finder wrote:Image


That pic just makes your skin crawl.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:23 am
by Fact Finder

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:39 am
by parfait
Say what you want about him, but it's well known that Sandusky was the best at making tight ends into wide receivers.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:55 am
by verslibre
Fact Finder wrote:At the Sandusky home, the boy said he was forced to stay in the basement at all times, and was even brought his meals there by Sandusky and told not to leave. He testified that he had little contact with Dottie Sandusky, Jerry's wife, and that she never came to the basement. Sandusky allegedly sexually assaulted the boy in the basement bedroom numerous times, including forcible rape. On one occasion, the boy screamed for help, hoping Dottie Sandusky would hear him from upstairs, but she did not come downstairs, he said.


:x Is the next headline going to be Parent of Victim X Forces Sandusky To Perform Fellatio On A Shotgun Barrel?

And this guy insists he's NOT a pedo?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:18 am
by perryswoman
parfait wrote:Say what you want about him, but it's well known that Sandusky was the best at making tight ends into wide receivers.


Great he can do it in Prison where he will die!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:30 am
by verslibre
parfait wrote:Say what you want about him, but it's well known that Sandusky was the best at making tight ends into wide receivers.


Not an original joke by any means.