By Ray Blehar
The slide above shows how the November 2011 grand jury presentment made it appear as if Penn State's alleged failure to report Sandusky in 2001 resulted in the abuse of six more victims. However, a chronological account (shown below) tells an entirely different story.
Even with the addition of victims 9 and 10, a chronology of the crimes shows that Penn State's alleged failure to report in 2001 was not responsible for the abuse of the majority of the victims. But more importantly, it shows that the police not only didn't find victims from 2001 to 2005, but didn't find any of the victims (details here). However, there is more to the story....
The AG's presentment did it's best to mask the associations of the victims. Nearly all of the victims abused prior to 2001 were identified by the mother of Victim 6. In 1998, this mother told the CYS investigator that there were other children in Sandusky's circle at the time her son's alleged abuse was investigated. CYS provided their files to DPW (Jerry Lauro) when he took over the case. It is a tragic fact that only two children were investigated in 1998 and the other children were not sought out for investigation. Four of the five children identified by the mother are now known as Victims 3, 4, 5, and 7.
This information about the failed 1998 investigation has been turned over to the PA Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention and to AG-elect Kathleen Kane.