It’s clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday’s piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I’m going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold.
- The mother of Victim 1 (the first victim to come forward and report Sandusky to police) appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning, and said that her son, who was 11 at the time the abuse started, told her of the abuse Sandusky inflicted, “I didn’t know what to do … you just can’t tell Jerry no.’” [ABCNews] Keep reading »
For the last few weeks, I’ve been following the trial of Tonya Craft, the kindergarten teacher accused of molesting three young girls (one of whom is her daughter). Craft maintained her innocence the entire time, taking the stand in her own defense, and yesterday she was acquitted of all the charges. While obviously relieved with the verdict, Craft said that were “no winners,” citing concern for the children who accused her, as well as the battle she must now wage to regain custody of her daughter.
The case has been highly controversial, with strong opinions on either side, and debate is likely to continue even though Craft has now been exonerated. After the jump, read more about the “perfect storm” of accusations which Craft and her attorneys say victimized both her and the children who were her accusers. Keep reading »