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Journalist finds Penn State scandal 'eerily 'similar to child abuse networks in other statesSalem-News.com
Journalist Nick Bryant profiles child abuse scandals after years of research, and finds that the Penn State scandal is “eerily” similar to child abuse networks in Nebraska and Florida.
(WALTERVILLE, Ore.) - Nick Bryant, author of two books on the precarious status of America’s children, and an expert on child trafficking and sexual abuse, says the Penn State-Sandusky case bears the following parallels to other child abuse networks that are documented in his book THE FRANKLIN SCANDAL:
“I find the current Penn Scandal to be truly disheartening, because Penn State, law enforcement, and social services personnel were aware of Sandusky’s alleged abuse of children in 1998 and also in 2002, but they seemed to turn a blind eye,” Bryant said. “Not only did officials in Pennsylvania turn a blind eye to child abuse, but Penn State and many of its affiliates continued to pour money into Sandusky’s children’s charity, Second Mile, until 2010.”
Bryant took seven years to research and write one of the few commercially published books on child abuse networks and trafficking, The Franklin Scandal, which documents how socially influential organizations for disadvantaged children were plundered by child traffickers.
Bryant’s writing on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States has been published in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He is the co-author of America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America.
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