Amid child abuse scandal, Penn State offers dreadful statement

Two top officials at Penn State allegedly knew about a child molestation incident involving a football coach and didn’t report it. The school backed them with a statement that fails to recognize the victims.

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On Saturday, former Penn State Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on charges of abusing eight minors from 1994 to 2009. The allegations range from inappropriate touching to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with minors.

Here’s where it gets even more disgusting.

Tim Curley, Penn State’s athletic director, and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, were allegedly told about a specific case of abuse by a graduate student who had seen Sandusky with a 10-year-old child in a team locker room shower.

Instead of notifying the police, which is required by Pennsylvania law, authorities allege that Curley and Schultz chose to remain silent. Both men have been charged with perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury.

Amid the fallout, Curley has requested to be placed on administrative leave, while Schultz has stepped down and retired.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly didn’t mince words in her statement, saying:

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