Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Reflection on PSU and Syracuse
In the news today many may know that Jerry Sandusky a former assistant coach at Penn State University and Bernie Fine a former assistant coach at Syracuse have allegedly been accused of sexually abusing children. The sex scandal involving Jerry Sandusky is overwhelming and has brought attention to many people. The sex scandal that Sandusky is being charged for was that he molested children in the showers of the locker room after hosting a charity program known as "The Second Mile" a charity to help troubled young boys. Sandusky retired in 1999 after he was investigated for the sex scandals at this time no charges were made. In 2008 the investigation was initiated and November of 2011 Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against young boys. Bernie Fine sex scandal came out soon after Jerry Sandusky's, however Fine's case is a little different in the fact that his sex scandal was not performed at the school but at his own house. No one was suspicious of Fine and that is how he got away for as long as he did. People should have been suspicious in the fact that Fine was bringing these boys back to his place, I believe Fine should have been looked into but because he wasn't this allowed these boys to be sexually abused. The most important part of both of these sex scandals is could have they been prevented? The answer is YES after watching the video clips in our class I have learned that their are many ways of suspicion when it comes to a child molester. If a person is pointing out only certain individuals or would rather spend more time with kids than adults that can be a sign. A person that wants to be one on one with kids also is a hint that this person needs to be watched. The two sex scandals that have taken place both could have been prevented one way or another. As a future Physical Educator I will be alert of suspicious activities towards young children and make sure if I see something out of the ordinary to call the hotline. I do not want to see children have their lives ruined because of someone and their wrong behaviors.