Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sandusky attorney: 'Showering with kids doesn't make him guilty'-but does it make him a pedophile? #parents #kids #prolife #Christian

By now we have all heard about the Pennsylvania State University child sex abuse scandal, yet it is hard to believe the coach accused, Jerry Sandusky, and his attorney claims, 'Showering with kids doesn't make him guilty'.

How can anyone in their right mind not see something wrong with that statement? Of course a grown man should not be taking showers with underage boys in a school locker room,or anywhere else, and 'horsing around' with them. That in itself is a form of public indecency and pedophilia. He can claim he's not attracted to young boys all he wants, but when you have him in a recent interview with Bob Costas saying he would put his hand on their legs,take showers with young boys after practice and enjoys spending time with young kids, particularly boys, I'm sorry but he sounds like a pedophile and his actions are beyond acceptable for an adult.
Asked the question of why so many alleged victims would come forward if nothing inappropriate or illegal had occurred, Sandusky told Costas, “I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward,’’ Sandusky said. “Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life.
And I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have — I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways."
When asked if he was sexually attracted to young boys, Sandusky struggled at first: "Sexually attracted? You know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. But no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys."[my emphasis]
Of course he didn't go seeking them out, Sandusky was entrusted to care for and help those vulnerable children from his charity,Second Mile, instead he abused his position of power and their loyalty by grooming these children to believe he cared for them. Children who are vulnerable and feel unloved or lack self-esteem are at the greatest risk for being abused by sexual predators because they are seeking acceptance and love. It's a case where any attention is good attention to them. This is why some high risk children get involved with drugs or other criminal behavior, or in this case, become victims of sexual abuse.

Children want to feel loved more than anything else and sometimes they are so lacking in love they will accept any attention even if it is unacceptable under the law. Children don't always know what is right and wrong, some do, but they grow to trust the adults in their lives, especially if they are paying attention to them and doing things with them, like taking them to games or giving them gifts and treating them like they are special. This is why parent involvement and love must always be a priority in a child's life.

The assistant coach, then a graduate student Mike McQueary, who reportedly witnessed Sandusky in the shower with an 8-year old boy,several years ago, now claims he reported the incident to the police and stopped it from occurring. However, initial Grand Jury Testimony reports said that he called his father and then waited a day to report it to the head coach, Joe Paterno and then left it to him to deal with the situation. But according to CBS News, after investigating further, it has come to light that the assistant coach who witnessed this horrible incident, Mike McQueary, did not report the incident to the police and stop the child rape he witnessed.

Both Penn State's campus police and the State College police department say they never received reports from then-Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary related to an allegation of child sexual abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
There is so much more to come and involved in this horrific case. I pray the victims all get justice and find the help they need to move on and I hope Sandusky and any others who covered it up or were involved in this heinous crime are charged. What upsets me most is the cover up and the act of committing such heinous acts on vulnerable children. But, I've said it before and will say it again, until respect for all human life from conception to natural death becomes the law,child abuse and other forms of abuse will continue. Sadly, there are some "experts", even in Congress who seem to think pedophilia is a 'sexual orientation' worth protecting under the law. God forbid this ever becomes the norm and acceptable in our society.  They believe, "pedophiles are people too",and like homosexuality and gender identity  that they should be protected under the law, because it's not who you love,but who you identify as that matters. However, these are behavioral problems, not sexual orientation or gender related. Homosexuality, for example, was once classified as a mental/sexual disorder  until the homosexual movement had it removed from the DSM IV, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Edition. How soon before pedophilia and other unacceptable/unsafe behavior problems become protected under the law???

©2008-2011 Patricia Garza

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