At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ruth Ann Dailey considers two significant trials that concluded with guilty verdicts last week: the case of Monsignor Lynn, charged with covering up and facilitating pedophiles, and the case of Jerry Sandusky, charged with serial pederasty. A nugget:
The Monsignor Lynns of Penn State have yet to answer for their failure. University police learned through their own investigation in 1998 that Mr. Sandusky’s conduct with an 11-year-old boy fit a “likely pedophile’s pattern,” but officials did nothing until 2001, when grad assistant Mike McQueary reported he saw Mr. Sandusky assaulting a boy in locker room showers.
And all they did then was take away Mr. Sandusky’s keys.