Alleged victims tell ‘Dr. Phil’ of abuse by Jerry Sandusky and pedophile ring, Penn St. Officials Lose Pretrial Motion on Perjury
September 30, 2012 Comments Off on Alleged victims tell ‘Dr. Phil’ of abuse by Jerry Sandusky and pedophile ring, Penn St. Officials Lose Pretrial Motion on Perjury
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….
September 29, 2012 Comments Off on Sandusky Victim No. 1 to reveal his identity in new book
Sandusky Victim No. 1 to reveal his identity in new book
Sandusky Victim No. 1: The book, to be released Oct. 23, will be titled “Silent No More: Victim No. 1’s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky.” The book “will share how he survived years of shame and secrecy, harassment,” says the publisher.
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press / September 28, 2012
A key witness in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, known in court papers as Victim No. 1, has a book deal and will soon reveal his identity, a publisher announced Thursday.
The case rocked one of the country’s most storied college sports programs and led to Sandusky’s conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse of several victims. Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced next month and is likely to receive a sentence that will keep him in prison for life.
Ballantine Bantam Dell said “Silent No More: Victim No. 1’s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky,” will come out Oct. 23.
The memoir will be co-written by the victim’s mother and psychologist and “will share how he survived years of shame and secrecy, harassment and accusation, before reporting Sandusky’s actions to the authorities, and will offer a hopeful and inspiring message for victims of abuse,” Ballantine said.
A Dr. Phil Exclusive: Child Prostitute Links Sandusky to Pedophile Ring – Friday – September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 Comments Off on A Dr. Phil Exclusive: Child Prostitute Links Sandusky to Pedophile Ring – Friday – September 28, 2012
A Dr. Phil Exclusive: Child Prostitute Links Sandusky to Pedophile Ring – Friday – September 28, 2012
As Jerry Sandusky awaits sentencing on 45 counts of sexual abuse against boys, new allegations have surfaced that he was involved in a tri-state child porn ring. Forty-eight-year-old Greg Bucceroni has come forward, saying that as a young boy in 1979, Ed Savitz — now deceased, then-advocate for at-risk children — arranged for him to have sex with Sandusky, whom he says everyone called “The Coach.” In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Greg speaks out about the horrors he says he lived through as a child. Hear how he says he was manipulated into the dark and dangerous world of drugs and child prostitution. And learn why, after 34 years, he says he’s finally telling his secret. Greg insists he tried getting the police involved at the time of the alleged abuse, to no avail. Why does he believe no one listened? This show contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion is advised.
September 26, 2012 Comments Off on Obama Outlines Steps To Fight Human Trafficking, NO WAY OUT BUT ONE
Clinton Global Initiative: Obama Outlines Steps To Fight Human Trafficking
AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST By BEN FELLER 09/25/2012
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama called human trafficking nothing more than “modern slavery,” outlining new steps on Tuesday to combat the exploitation of workers and children in the United States and abroad.
Obama said in an address to the Clinton Global Initiative that he was not using the term of “slavery” lightly, noting that it evoked a painful past for America. But he said the U.S. and international community need to step up efforts to help more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around the globe, calling it an “injustice” and an “outrage.”
Human trafficking, Obama said, “must be called by its true name: modern slavery.”
The president said the trafficking of people contributes to “the debasement of our common humanity,” ”tears at our social fabric,” endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. He listed victims ranging from workers who toil for little pay, are abused and barred from leaving their jobs, young boys who are turned into child soldiers and forced to kill, and impoverished girls who are sold into the sex trade….
NO WAY OUT BUT ONE
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In 1994, Holly Collins felt she had run out of legal options and there was simply no other way to keep her children safe. So she kidnapped her own kids and went on the run. Hunted by the FBI, she and the children lived in the shadows with the help of a loosely organized “underground” that helped victims of domestic violence and abuse find safety. Holly ultimately found safety in the Netherlands. There she became the first American to be granted asylum by the Dutch government as a result of domestic violence.
“NO WAY OUT BUT ONE” examines how Holly’s efforts to protect her children from her abuser were by blocked by the very courts charged with keeping them safe. The film reveals a shocking national scandal: In the American family court system, loving parents can lose custody of their children simply because they seek to protect them from abuse….
September 22, 2012 Comments Off on What Scout abuse scandal teaches us
What Scout abuse scandal teaches us
By Patrick Boyle, Special to CNN
September 20, 2012
(CNN) — After being smacked in the face by wave upon wave of sex abuse scandals for the past decade, it’s easy to feel nothing but angry or numb.
So Joe Paterno’s statue came down, a slew of dioceses went bankrupt, and thousands of once-secret documents about molesters in the Boy Scouts will soon be made public. It’s fair to ask: Have we learned anything?
That makes it a good time to step back and look beyond individual villains to the big picture. When you put together the stories of Penn State, the Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts and other organizations hit by abuse scandals, you see they reacted in much the same way. Their behavior was shocking, but it was more common than we knew.
Thanks to lawsuits and news reports, we now see this: For decades, some of our most trusted institutions — from schools, camps and sports leagues to correctional facilities, foster care agencies and religious groups — have inadvertently enabled child molesters at the expense of victims. While leaders in many youth-serving organizations have confronted the abuse problem head-on, others routinely erred on the side of molesters, ignored the extent of abuse in their ranks, hid abuse from authorities and misled the public.
Why? To protect the good work of their organizations. They lost their perspective on where organizational protection ends and child protection begins….
September 21, 2012 Comments Off on Sandusky Claimed To Be Part Of Child P_rn Ring, Gov Workers W/Ties to Child P_rn
– Self-described ‘child prostitute’ connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal and coach Phil Foglietta
– Jerry Sandusky Was Part Of Child Porn Ring, Greg Bucceroni, Former ‘Child Prostitute’ Claims
– To Catch Government Workers With Ties to Child Porn, Call the IRS
– Statement of Chairman Lamar Smith on the House Floor, H.R. 6063, the Child Protection Act
– Emotional neglect in childhood and cerebral infarction in older age
“Half of all global child porn is produced in America. Ten new images of children are posted daily. Estimates of the global profits from child porn range from $3-20 billion.”
“Money drives the crime. It is estimated that a criminal willing to molest a child in front of a live webcam can earn $1,000 a night.”
(from : To Catch Government Workers With Ties to Child Porn, Call the IRS)
Self-described ‘child prostitute’ connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal and coach Phil Foglietta
Greg Bucceroni sends off email detailing explosive allegations that late Poly Prep football coach, whom he met at fund-raiser for Sandusky’s Second Mile charity, was involved in child sex ring.
By Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A Philadelphia man who claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky sent an email to several Poly Prep officials on Monday – including current headmaster David Harman – detailing the explosive allegation.
Greg Bucceroni, 48, also sent the email to Kevin Mulhearn, the Orangeburg, N.Y., attorney who represents 12 men who sued the school, alleging Poly Prep officials knew that Foglietta was a sexual predator but covered it up for decades in order to protect the elite institution’s reputation and fund-raising efforts.
Bucceroni says he was a teenager when he said he met Foglietta at a Second Mile fund-raiser near State College, Pa. The Second Mile organization, which helped at-risk youths, was founded in 1977 by Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse of minors in June. Sandusky, who is scheduled to be sentenced next month, is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.
In the email to Poly Prep, Bucceroni said he was “a child prostitute” and was associated with a pedophile ring that included Sandusky, Foglietta, now-deceased Philadelphia businessman Ed Savitz and former Wharton School of Business professor Lawrence Scott Ward, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for trafficking in child porn and smuggling photos and videos of himself having sex with a teenage Brazilian boy.
“(Between) 1977-1980 I was a child prostitute associated with a tri-state (NYC-NJ-PA) pedophile ring. (During the) summer of 1979 I was brought to the State College area by Ed Savitz for the purpose of child prostitution with Jerry Sandusky at a Second Mile fundraiser,” Bucceroni wrote in the email. “Due to time constraints, Sandusky became unavailable and I was introduced to Phil Foglietta by Ed Savitz & Jerry Sandusky. Foglietta was introduced to us as Coach Phil who coached youth football in NYC. Foglietta agreed to pay $200.00 for child sex and followed us back to a Philadelphia hotel, myself (sic)ad another child prostitute then engaged coach Phil in child sex.”….
Bucceroni claims to have been abused by Savitz over several years in the late ’70s. Savitz was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse in 1992 in the horrific case, but died of AIDS before his trial was to begin in 1993. More than 2,500 photos of Savitz’s alleged victims were seized by authorities who raided his homes, including an apartment near Philadelphia’s posh Rittenhouse Square….
The lawsuit filed by Mulhearn in 2009, which seeks $20 million for each of the plaintiffs who say they were assaulted by Foglietta, claims that Foglietta may have abused hundreds of other boys. According to the suit, a plaintiff identified as John Doe III says he found hundreds of photos of naked boys, apparently taken with a Kodak Instamatic in Foglietta’s apartment, when he opened a dresser drawer in the coach’s bedroom in 1971.
Jerry Sandusky Was Part Of Child Porn Ring, Greg Bucceroni, Former ‘Child Prostitute’ Claims 09/20/2012
Jerry Sandusky was involved in a tri-state child porn ring and helped a now deceased youth football school coach arrange to have sex with a child prostitute, according to a newly released email….
The New York Daily News reports that on Monday, Greg Bucceroni, a self-described former child prostitute, sent an email to officials at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.
In the message, Bucceroni said he was associated with a child sex ring that included Sandusky and former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta. The email said that, in 1979, Bucceroni was originally expected to have sex with Sandusky, but, because of time constraints, he was introduced to Foglietta instead.
From the email:
Foglietta was introduced to us as Coach Phil who coached youth football in NYC. Foglietta agreed to pay $200.00 for child sex and followed us back to a Philadelphia hotel, myself (sic)ad another child prostitute then engaged coach Phil in child sex.”
Twelve alumni of Poly Prep have filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming they were raped and abused by Foglietta, the Wall Street Journal reports. The suit claims school officials knew about Foglietta’s crimes and covered them up, “continuing to publicly celebrate Mr. Foglietta as an upstanding member of the school.”
To Catch Government Workers With Ties to Child Porn, Call the IRS
by Lori Handrahan, Ph.D. | 9/19/2012
Last week the IRS decided to award Bradley Birkenfeld his $104 million dollar share for helping bust UBS bank. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and his staff were instrumental. Senator Grassley vowed to delay pending Department of Treasury nominations if the IRS Whistleblower Program, he wrote the legislation in 2006, continued to be mismanaged.
This powerful voice from Iowa has been a beacon in the storm during an Obama Administration that has targeted whistleblowers and prevented accountability as never before. The Pentagon is also under Senator Grassley’s fire for failing to examine 1,700 of the 5,200 reports of employees doing child porn. The Pentagon claimed it “wasn’t a priority.” Senator Grassley and his staff have made it one. The closed investigation into wide-spread use of child porn at the Pentagon is now re-opened.
There is a national crisis of federal employees engaged in the child porn industry and a related epidemic at the state level. I’ve documented two states, Vermont and Maine, that appear to be running state protected child trafficking rings with evidence of cops, judges, lawyers, clergy and government employees covering for each other. This kind of racketeering creates powerful, and extremely profitable, pedophile rings.
Money drives the crime. It is estimated that a criminal willing to molest a child in front of a live webcam can earn $1,000 a night. In Kittery Maine, at the “Danish Health Club,” one bust yielded $6.1 million in “door fees” over a five year period with “prostitutes” earning $12 million. Pimps’ earnings were not reported. The “door man” was a retired police officer whose wife worked in back. This bust happened because of one hard-working IRS agent, Rod Giguere.
An estimated $1.4 billion has been collected by the IRS’s Whistleblower program since 2006; $464 million collected in 2010 but only $48 million in 2011. Half of all global child porn is produced in America. Ten new images of children are posted daily. Estimates of the global profits from child porn range from $3-20 billion. Imagine what the IRS Whistleblower program could collect if they focused on child trafficking as Agent Rod Giguere did in Maine.
The Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Child Exploitation and Obscenities unit has been, by many accounts, totally disabled under US Attorney General Eric Holder. Mr. Holder even refused to prosecute his own Assistant United States Attorney caught doing child porn on DOJ computers….
Child trafficking and porn are the fastest growing crimes in America. With billions being laundered in black money it makes solid economic sense for the IRS to focus on the child porn industry. Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has demonstrated they have no interest in prosecuting pedophiles, not even their own. The IRS should be given substantial resources to compensate for DOJ’s disgraceful failure. American tax-payers, not to mention America’s children, will reap huge rewards.
Statement of Chairman Lamar Smith on the House Floor, H.R. 6063, the Child Protection Act
For Immediate Release July 31, 2012
Chairman Smith: Internet child pornography may be the fastest growing crime in America, increasing an average of 150% per year. Every day online criminals prey on America’s children with virtual anonymity. And according to recent estimates, there are as many as 100,000 fugitive sex offenders in the U.S.
Congress has taken important steps to combat child exploitation, including passage of the Adam Walsh Act in 2006 and the PROTECT Our Children Act in 2008. But our work is not done.
That is why Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and I introduced H.R. 6063, the Child Protection Act of 2012. It provides law enforcement officials with important tools and additional resources to combat the growing threat of child pornography and exploitation.
This bipartisan legislation increases penalties for child pornography offenses that involve young children and strengthens protections for child witnesses and victims. The bill allows a federal court to issue a protective order if it determines that a child victim or witness is being harassed or intimidated and imposes criminal penalties for violation of a protective order.
Emotional neglect in childhood and cerebral infarction in older age
Robert S. Wilson, PhD, Patricia A. Boyle, PhD, Steven R. Levine, MD, Lei Yu, PhD, Sophia E. Anagnos, BA, Aron S. Buchman, MD, Julie A. Schneider, MD and David A. Bennett, MD
Objective: The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that a higher level of childhood adversity is associated with increased risk of cerebral infarction in old age….
Results: Childhood adversity scores ranged from 0 to 31 (mean = 8.3, SD = 6.4). In an ordinal logistic regression model adjusted for age, sex, and education, higher adversity was associated with higher likelihood of chronic cerebral infarction….
Conclusion: Emotional neglect in childhood may be a risk factor for cerebral infarction in old age.
doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31826e25bd Neurology WNL.0b013e31826e25bd