Today, three former Penn State University administrators received jail time for the role they played in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The three men were all found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment, and via the Philadelphia Inquirer, here are the details on this breaking news.
Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham B. Spanier was ordered Friday to spend at least two months in jail and another two on house arrest for endangering children by failing to report signs that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys.
Judge John Boccabella also sentenced Spanier to pay a $7,500 fine and perform 200 hours of community service. Two other former aides, ex-athletic director Gary Schultz and onetime vice president Tim Curley, got similar two-month jail terms followed by house arrest.
“These men are good people who made a terrible mistake,” the judge said. But he also chided them for what he said was an inexcusable failure. “Why no one made a phone call to police … is beyond me.”
The fact that a simple phone call could have put a stop to Sandusky’s monstrous behavior is absolutely sickening. I don’t know how these men can sleep at night knowing that they didn’t take the necessary steps to prevent Sandusky from preying on children on their own goddamn campus.
Referring to them as “good people” is the stretch of a lifetime, as anybody with an ounce of moral fiber wouldn’t have sat idly by with this abuse taking place. Maybe it’s just because I’m in the middle of binge-watching The Keepers, but it seems to me that these guys got off way too lightly and it makes my blood boil.