Category: Child Abuse Academia Government Hollywood
Child Abuse Academia Government Hollywood — Stories concerning child abuse and child molestation, especially by those with power in government, media, academia and entertainment, and their enablers.
Among those mentioned in this category are Alfred Kinsey, Jerry Sandusky, former HHS IT security chief Timothy DeFoggi, Graham Spanier, Charles Koons 2d, highly acclaimed special education professor John T. Neisworth and, of course, Jeffrey Epstein and his friend Bill Clinton.
Also, the allegations by child stars Corey Feldan and Allison Arngrim are reported.
Graham Spanier, the Penn State president who was booted from his job after the revelations that one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had long molested young boys while the school administration looked the other way, is still collecting mucho buckos.
Jan Murphy of PennLive.com reports that Spanier, who lost his post on Nov. 9, 2011 immediately went on paid sabbatical leave where he indulged until Nov. 1, 2012 when he was put on paid administrative leave, and there he remains.
The school is unwilling to reveal how much this paid-for-nothing post is costing.
All it said was what was required by law namely that when Spanier went from president/tenured faculty member to just tenured faculty member he had a base salary of $685,985 and total compensation of $806,446.
In his last year as president, Spanier was the nation’s highest paid public school administrator getting $2,906,721 in total compensation.
Why don’t we just cut Spanier off entirely and give what he is getting to scholarships for the oft-ignored middle class suburban kids whose parents are now under the gun?
It should also be noted that Penn State gets about 10 percent of its $4.6 billion budget from state taxes.
Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was found guilty by a Nebraska jury of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography, all federal charges.
“The case against Spanier is at best problematic, at worst fatally flawed,” Sokolove says.
Sokolove writes about how the 66-year-old Spanier’s father flew into a rage at everything and beat him and made him eat everything on his plate and sometimes sent him to bed without dinner.
Sokolove writes that Spanier grew Penn State “from a remote outpost of American higher education into a top-tier public university” and had some of “world’s most decorated architects” design the new buildings on his watch.
He writes that Sokolove “paid his own way through Iowa State.”
Regarding the e-mails that led to the charges, Sokolove says that Spanier says he has no memory of writing it but that using the word “vulnerable” as in “The only downside for us is if the message isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it. But that can be assessed down the road” was a bad idea.
Gov. Tom Corbett signed Act 56, June 18, and it is now a third-degree felony for a “sports official, volunteer or employee of a nonprofit or for-profit sports program” to engage in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse or indecent contact with a child under the 18 years of age who is participating in a sports program, according to State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
If the child is under the age of 16, sentencing requires a mandatory minimum of two, five or 10 years in prison depending on the specifics.
Cox says the law was necessary as sometimes officials have relations with athletes who are past the age of consent, which is 16 in Pennsylvania.
A coach who had relations with a person 16 or 17 years old would have been liable for corruption of minors, which is but a third-degree misdemeanor.
The law started as HB 112 introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-150) on Jan. 15, 2013 and was inspired by a Montgomery County case in which a private volleyball coach was arrested for having unlawful sexual relations with a 15-year-old player.
It passed the House 197-0 on Nov. 13 and the Senate 45-1 on June 4. Sen. Stewart Greeleaf (R-12) was the dissenter.
House Bill 434, which changes the mandatory reporting requirements for school employees by requiring that these individuals report suspected abuse against students directly to Department of Public Welfare’s (DPW) ChildLine, instead of to their superiors, is now before the Governor and awaits his signature, says State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
This bill also expands background checks and other security requirements to school employees and to any other volunteer working directly with children, including student teachers. Additionally, the legislation increases the penalties for refusing to cooperate with a child abuse investigation.
Anyone can anonymously report suspected child abuse by using the DPW ChildLine phone number: 1-800-932-0313.
Movies Attract Predators — Eighties child stars Corey Feldman and Allison Arngrim have described the pedophilia rampant in Hollywood in their heydays, and Anne Henry of BizParentz Foundation says it is even worse today because of the greatly expanded entertainment market, and the internet that allows predators greater access.
California has passed a bill in response prohibiting registered sex offenders from working with children in the entertainment industry and requiring fingerprints from anyone working with children.
Pedo Lawsuit Mentions Clinton — A story not being reported by the government media concerns the Palm Beach court battle between billionaire Democrat-donor Jeffrey Epstein, and lawyer Bradley Edwards along with disbarred convicted Ponzi-schemer Scott Rothstein.
All artillery has been unleashed at convicted sex-offender Epstein, who served a soft 25-month sentence ending in June 2010 relating to using a minor girl for sex. The sentenced featured 12 months of house (mansion) arrest and 13 months in a county prison where he was allowed daily field trips.
Prosecutors were convinced the crime was just the tip of the iceberg and Epstein deserved decades in the pen.
But he was connected and the money and the friendship of people like Bill Clinton came through for him.
Which gets us to the court battle. Testimony has been taken from women who were participants in orgies held at Epstein’s private island of Little Saint James, and, yes, our 42nd President was among the guests.
At least one of the woman — identified as Jane Doe 102 (note the number) — was there unwillingly according to the lawsuit.
The House Judiciary Committee, Jan. 28, sent to the floor a measure this week to expand reporting requirements for those named sexually violent predators, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
House Bill 1874 would require businesses that provide counseling services to sexually violent predators to notify their county’s district attorney and their municipality’s chief of police that such services are being offered.
The State Sexual Offender Assessment Board examines every sex offender who must register under the sexual offender registration act, known as the Adam Walsh Act, to determine whether an offender is considered sexually violent. Sexually violent predators must undergo counseling at least monthly.
Under the bill, if no municipal police jurisdiction exists, a notice must be provided to the local Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Notifications must be provided annually by Jan. 15.
Child Abuse Bill Package Leaves Committee — The House Children and Youth Committee last week advanced a package of bills aimed at strengthening and enhancing laws pertaining to child abuse, says State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
The keystone of the package is House Bill 726, which would expand and enhance the definition of child abuse in the state’s Child Protection Services Law. The bill lowers the injury threshold to mirror simple assault, expands the ability to substantiate serious emotional abuse, includes grooming activities, broadens serious physical neglect and expands the definition of perpetrator.
Other bills in the package include:
• House Bill 430, which would establish procedures for reporting suspected child abuse through advanced communication technology in an effort to improve the ability of reports to be made in a timely manner and made available to the proper investigative authorities.
• House Bill 433, which would establish additional safeguards and due process with respect to the outcome of a child abuse investigation.
• House Bill 434, which would remove the separate standards and procedures that exist for school employees accused of abusing a student and hold them to the same standards as parents, child care workers, and other perpetrators of child abuse.
• House Bill 435, which would enhance background clearance requirements for those who work with children or volunteer in a role where they supervise children.
• House Bill 436, which would expand the list of mandated reporters of suspected child abuse, clarify a mandated reporter’s basis to report child abuse and enhance penalties for the failure to report.
This package is in addition to numerous other bills that have already passed the House.
Hearings Held On Pa. Child Abuse Bill — Members of the House Children and Youth Committee recently held a public hearing on legislation that would more clearly define what constitutes child abuse in Pennsylvania and strengthen protections for children, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129)
House Bill 726 proposes to lower the injury threshold for physical abuse, terming it “bodily injury” – the standard used for the crime of simple assault. The bill also defines, and makes it easier to substantiate, cases of serious emotional abuse or neglect, sexual abuse or exploitation, or conduct that intentionally compromises the safety of a child.
House Bill 726 was introduced based on recommendations made by the Task Force on Child Protection to improve state laws to protect against child abuse. The House Children and Youth Committee has made child protection one of the top priorities this session in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.