Child Sexual Abuse: The Sandusky Saga

Gerald Arthur “Jerry” Sandusky, 68, a retired American football coach also ventured into social work. He founded an NGO since 1977. He founded The Second Mile, a non-profit charity serving underprivileged and at-risk youth. After Sandusky retired as assistant coach at Penn State, he continued working with The Second Mile. He adopted 6 children and fostered many with his wife. Sandusky was celebrated for his concern and dedication to helping children. In his own words, ‘I enjoy young people. I love to be around them.’

The cause for which Sandusky was celebrated has now been exposed as a decoy to molest children sexually. One of his adopted children, Matt Sandusky also revealed that he was sexually molested by his adopted father. Investigation revealed that Sandusky met his molestation victims through The Second Mile, who were children participating in the organization, and several of them testified against Sandusky in his sexual abuse trial.

Today, Sandusky has been sentenced to between 30-60 years imprisonment for molesting close to ten children. Sandusky insists he is innocent, but the justice system appear not to see any reason with him.

The lessons I pick from the Sandusky story are many but I will like to have yours. Please share your views. I will begin to share mine as from tomorrow.  Have an INSPIRED Day.

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