Penn State Sandusky Freeh Report on Child Molesting–Shari Karney speaks out



Do the other players in the Sandusky case of scandal need to be prosecuted for facilitating Sandusky for perpetrating the illicit abuse of boys as child molester?

Shari Karney: The Sandusky child sexual abuse report done by Freeh shows that the President Spanier, Senior Vice President, Finance and Business, Gary Schultz, Athletic Director, Timothy Curley, and Head Football Coach, Joe Paterno—all showed they failed to protect helpless child victims and showed a total disregard for these victims. To me it makes them silent partners. And a silent partner is someone who lives with, is related to, knows, sees, hears, that a child is being sexually abused and does nothing. As silent partners they are co-conspirators, and should be held equally guilty. As human beings, I find them equally culpable. They are enablers. Evil prevails when good men do nothing. The other silent partner that no one has talked about is Dottie Sandusky, his wife.

Who should be held responsible for the institutional guilt in collaborating in a cover-up to keep the big time football program going instead of protecting children? In this legendary Penn State program, do you see it as an academic scandal, a football scandal, or as Penn State University scandal?


Shari Karney: It is a scandal against the rights of children. Of course it is an academic scandal, of course it is a football scandal, of course it is a University scandal. The NCAA is investigating Penn State for unethical conduct and lack of institutional control. Truthfully, if the NCAA comes in and puts its foot down regarding crimes against children, sexual assault against women, we might see some real changes in the victimization of women and children by sports figures. I mean college athletes: baseball players, college football players, college basketball players. Maybe we can get some institutional redress for college star athletes. And college athletic players. I am hopeful that a report such as the Freeh report will shed light on the massive number of children who as of the moment I respond to this question are currently being sexually abused. Maybe the Freeh report will help them as we speak.


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Excerpt from The Washington Post report:

Freeh report places blame on four Penn State leaders: Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schultz

By Jenna Johnson
Often internal investigations into university scandals or tragedies result in long reports that present timelines, documents and facts, but stop short of placing blame on individual leaders. Not so at Penn State University.

A report released on Thursday by Louis Freeh, the former head of the FBI who was hired by the university to conduct an eight-month investigation, boldly names the leaders who investigators say failed to publicly identify Jerry Sandusky as a child molester and to protect children who visited campus.

 Early in the 267-page report is this verdict: “Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University — President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno — failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims.”