Good day from the editor’s chair

Welcome to my blog — From the editor chair. Five days a week I will bring you my insights into the world — or at least from Chester County. I will comment on things happening here as well as places around us. It will include politics, sports and life in general. I welcome your comments even if you disagree with me. That’s what conversation is all about. So here we go…

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is now facing 50 charges of sexual assault of young boys he came in contact with as part of the Second Mile charity. It seems like every day another victim comes forward. Now I’m sure there is at least one alleged victim who is probably not a victim at all and is hoping for a piece of the payday that is sure to follow at some point. And that’s the shame in these cases.

This is exactly why many victims never come forward. They are either looked upon as liars or as people looking for a quick buck. What started out with the Catholic Church and its problems seems to have ignited a firestorm of allegations against coaches, teachers, principals or just about anyone else.

And that’s not to say that the crimes didn’t happen in many of these instances. In fact I am betting that most did. But that doesn’t help the poor victims who often go on to struggle with emotional issues as well as drug and/or alcohol problems. Who wouldn’t? The victims were trusting of people they believed were there to protect them. And these monsters betrayed that trust.

If Sandusky is found guilty, he will spend the rest of his days behind bars as well he should. But money aside, that does little for the victims in this case or any other. And that’s the real tragedy. This horror will never really end and the list of victims will always be there.

— Andy Hachadorian

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About fromtheeditorchair

I am the editor of the Daily Local News.
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3 Responses to Good day from the editor’s chair

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  2. Karen Zindel says:

    I don’t believe that these scandals started with the catholic church, that was simply the most shocking in recent years.
    Mr. Sandusky, if guilty should spend the rest of his life behind bars. His crimes are horrific. The catholic church should pay the victims with every penny that they have, leaving them bankrupt.

  3. Arleen Pecone says:

    I read a write up about Sandusky this weekend for the first time on Sunday. I was sickened. I couldn’t get it out of my mind.
    He should be hung upside down by his member, and that’s being nice.

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