Jerry Sandusky & Penn State Redux

There are a few things that have been bothering me about Penn State and Jerry Sandusky.  He was originally charged with 52 counts, 48 went to trial and he was convicted of 45 counts of child molestation.  Here’s what my issues with this whole thing are.  Child predators are nearly always very specific in their “tastes”, if you will.  They have narrow specific qualities that “trip their trigger”. Many of these “triggers” revolve around physical appearance.  Physical appearance in children is determined by 2 things – age and ethnicity.  A 7 year old boy does not have same kind of physical appearance as a 14 year old young man. Humans have this thing called puberty….

The boys that Mr. Sandusky is accused of molesting run the gamut from 7 years old to 14 years old.  They also cross all kinds of ethnic boundaries.  Yet most predators hunt almost exclusively within their own ethnic group.  

So that begs the question about what is REALLY going on at Penn State.  

To quote the move JFK, when you want to know what’s going on, follow the money…..

In this case, despite all of this, Jerry Sandusky is getting the largest pension in the history of the University.  he got a lump sum payment of $148,271 when he retired in 1999 and continues to receive nearly $60,000 a year in pension payments.  That’s handy since Sandusky can use that money to pay his victims.  That’s a pension, though, that is one of the biggest in Pennsylvania.  A bit odd for a lowly assistant coach, don’t you think? Especially since Joe Paterno, his incredibly famous boss, didn’t get nearly that much money.  

So we have an incredibly wealthy university – both the management, campus police, and coaching staff – who spend decades covering up the systematic molestation of young, poor boys.  Despite the fact that Jerry Sandusky is “banned” from bringing young boys on campus, he’s still allowed to run summer campsNow, ask yourself how they got that incredibly wealthy football program?  Just what is a few hours of “favors” from a 10 year old boy going for these days?  I have the horrible suspicion that someone at Penn State can tell you…..