Alleged victims tell ‘Dr. Phil’ of abuse by Jerry Sandusky and pedophile ring involving ex-coach
Greg Bucceroni also has linked Sandusky to Poly Prep abuse scandal
By Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, September 28, 2012
Travis Weaver said he found himself “pinned on the bed” of a Philadelphia hotel room held down by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky after the 14-year-old had come out of the shower.
“I told (Sandusky) I was going to call the cops. He just laughed at me,” Weaver said on the “Dr. Phil” TV program Friday. “(Sandusky) told me no one was ever going to believe me over him. I was scared. I believed him.”
Weaver’s graphic account of the abuse he says he suffered at the hands of Sandusky was part of his interview with Dr. Phil McGraw Friday. Weaver appeared alongside Greg Bucceroni, a Philadelphia native who has said in several interviews with the Daily News that he was sexually abused by now-deceased Philly businessman Ed Savitz during the late ’70s. Weaver first went public with his story in June — shortly before Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sex abuse of minors….
Poly Prep is being sued by 12 plaintiffs alleging that the schools’ officials knew about Foglietta’s abuse for decades, but covered it up because they feared it would damage the fund-raising and the school’s reputation.
Bucceroni alleged on Friday that he was once offered $200 “to engage in child sex with Jerry Sandusky” and that Savitz and Sandusky “were always exchanging photos (of naked boys), kind of like baseball cards.”
Marci Hamilton, a Benjamin Cardozo School of Law professor and Weaver’s attorney, told The News that pedophile rings are not uncommon.
“Pedophiles operate together to find and abuse children, and share images of them,” Hamilton said. She cited a recent lawsuit she filed against the Philadelphia Archdiocese, in which plaintiff Mike McDonnell alleged he was passed between two priests as a boy.
A Philadelphia Daily News article published Friday had several on-the-record sources who called Bucceroni’s credibility into question, including the former Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell. Rendell challenged Bucceroni’s claims that Bucceroni told Rendell about Savitz’s abuse in the late ’70s or early ’80s, when Rendell was the Philadelphia district attorney….
Penn St. Officials Lose Pretrial Motion on Perjury
By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. September 26, 2012 (AP)
Two weeks before former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to be sentenced on child molestation charges, a county judge determined that perjury charges should remain in place against two university administrators.
Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover ruled Wednesday against former Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley on the felony perjury charge they both face, but he didn’t decide on a separate request to throw out the other charge — failure to report suspected child abuse.
The perjury counts are felonies, while failure to report suspected child abuse is a summary offense, less serious than a misdemeanor. Schultz and Curley are accused of lying to the grand jury that investigated Sandusky.
The judge said the claim made by Schultz and Curley that there is insufficient evidence to corroborate the perjury charges will be more appropriately pursued during the trial. He also said prosecutors have given the defendants sufficient information about which parts of their grand jury testimony make up the perjury allegation.
“Having satisfied the request to specify the statements it will seek to prove as perjurious, we find that the commonwealth need not identify the manner in which it intends to prove the alleged falsity of each statement,” the judge wrote….