The Penn State scandal that erupted back in 2012 was a heartbreaking, upsetting story. The allegations against Jerry Sandusky involved sexual abuse against children.
According to CNN.com, Sandusky is “seeking to overturn his conviction, claiming defense lawyers bungled the 2012 trial in which he was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.” Although this case and the entire story are upsetting, there are some important things we can glean about protecting our children from this type of situation.
There are a number of important lessons we can take away from the Penn State story in terms of protecting our children from this type of unthinkable abuse:
Do anything you can to protect your children. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a trusted authority figure on a sports team, scouting group, church group or other organization – or even if you are suspicious about some relationship between a child and adult – talk with an experienced child sexual abuse attorney who can help you protect your rights. Contact Soloff & Zervanos, P.C.