Wednesday, November 09, 2011
PENN STATE CHILD ABUSE CONSPIRACY
The Penn State scandal is a 2011 child sex abuse scandal.
This involves allegations against former Pennsylvania State University football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Currently there is an investigation of "a rumor that Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to serve underprivileged youths, was "pimping out young boys to rich (Penn State) donors."
It also involves allegations of a coverup of the scandal.
A 2011 grand jury investigation reported that a graduate assistant told head coach Joe Paterno in 2002 that he had seen Sandusky performing a sex act on a 10-year-old boy in Penn State football's shower facilities.
In November 2011, Sandusky was arrested on 40 counts of molesting young boys over a 15-year period.
Sports and the sexual abuse of childrens
In 1998, district attorney Ray Gricar chose not to prosecute Sandusky after reports about Sandusky and boys surfaced.
In 2005, Gricar went missing.
There was an abandoned car and a laptop recovered months later in a river; the hard drive was missing from the computer.
Gricar's body was never found.
Disappearance of DA tied to Sandusky allegations
Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, have six adopted children.
Anonymous left the following comment (which I have slightly shortened and edited):
This scandal is much more than it appears to be at the current moment.
1. The travesty of child abuse started in 1977 when former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky of Pennsylvania State University, began the "Second Mile Foundation."
This organization has the following mission:
"The Second Mile challenges young people to achieve their potential as individuals and community members by providing opportunities for them to develop positive life skills and self-esteem as well as by providing education and support for parents and professionals addressing the needs of youth."
2. The Second Mile Foundation has a multimillion current budget.
It has a board of directors, plus three regional boards, of highly prominent citizens.
3. The foundation lists the services it provides on a map on page 4 of the 2010 annual report.
There are several hundred thousand at-risk children served in the many counties of Pennsylvania.
The services offered are not medical or counseling, they are "leadership training," retreats, and other nebulous activities for the mostly poor families and their children.
4. Disappeared prosecutor Ray Gricar was the prosecutor for Centre County, the home of Pennsylvania State University.
In 1998, he refused to prosecute charges brought by one of the early victims.
In 2005, he left town never to be seen again.
This map on page 4 of the pdf version of the 2010 annual report has a major anomaly. 20,000 individuals were served in Centre County, total population 153,000.
23,000 individuals were served in Allegheny County with a population of 1.2 million.
Why the disproportionate service ratio for Centre. That number exceeds the number of youth in the county!
5. Allegedly, Sandusky anally raped two boys in the Penn State showers.
Reportedly, "he was seen doing so. No one stopped him. He was given an office after retirement in 1999 and continued to bring young boys to the campus. He was untouchable."
6. Looking at that map of children served indicates a heavy service load and, maybe, a method of systematically recruiting at-risk children for sexual abuse.
This story is about the abuse of power by one well-placed coach, Sandusky, as it stands now. It could be about much, much more.
N.B. On the Second Mile Foundation Web site, the listing for the board of directors has been removed and replaced with this statement http://www.thesecondmile.org/ourTeam/bod.php
"Comprised of concerned and caring adults from across the state, our boards help shape the direction and future of The Second Mile." (See tab "Our Team" - top menu). The members are listed on the pdf listed above.
The President of the Second Mile Foundation, Jack Raykovitz, PhD, received direct information on Sandusky's abuse.
He did nothing.
Raykovitz is a licensed psychologist, as indicated by his bio among other foundation board bios here. http://www.slideshare.net/dmilliner/tsm-biography-of-state-board-members-072010
Raykovitz has been with the foundation since 1983, seven years after Sandusky started it.
Second Mile Board of Directors:
Don Carlino, Chairperson President, Airgas Safety, Inc.
Lauren Shank, Vice Chairperson Community Volunteer
George Lavin, III, Secretary Attorney, George J Lavin, III, & Associates, P.L.L.C
William F. Anderson, Regional Sales Director, OptumHealth
Terrance Bowman, Vice President/Technical Operations Lead, Corporate Internet Group, JPMorgan Chase
Gregory Elinsky, Senior Managing Director, Co-Founder, Keane Advisors, LLC
Tom Knepley, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Techbldrs
Jacqueline Martin, Community Volunteer
Stephen J. O'Connor, Operations Manager, Gilbane Building Company
Patrick T. Padden, Jr., Regional Sales Director, Philadelphia Regional Office, HM Insurance Group
Tom Padden, Consultant, Pennsylvania School Districts
Ray Roundtree, Vice President of Finance, Keystone Region, Comcast Cable
Randy Southern, Senior Vice President/Senior Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch