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Posts Tagged ‘Child molesters’

BBC Directors Quit Over Handling of Pedophilia Scandal

Jimmy Savile BBC pedophileImagine this nightmare scenario: A well-known TV/radio host and media personality–let’s say Johnny Carson–dies peacefully after spending decades in the public eye as a respected entertainer, philanthropist and occasional newsmaker.

As the public mourns, a series of women currently in their 30′s and 40′s reveal inappropriate relations with the entertainer that occurred when they were still in their formative years, living at boarding houses and rehabilitation centers for troubled children. As the weeks go on, the number of accusers grows from a few to a dozen, then to several hundred. The worst part? Many of these women reported the abuse as it happened, but no one listened to them because the man in question was a celebrity beloved by an entire nation.

This is the story that’s captivated Great Britain for the past month–and it’s not going away anytime soon. The man was Jimmy Saville, and according to his many, many accusers, he molested teenage girls throughout his nearly 50-year career as a BBC TV/radio host and king of celebrity fundraisers. Yet many in the media seemed to accept him as an eccentric character with an unhealthy attraction to adolescent women. Friends and associates would often say, “Oh, that’s just Jimmy.”

Yuck. And it gets worse.

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Sandusky Sentenced, Proclaims Innocence and Blames Victims

We almost hate to give more blogspace to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. But he’s about to be sentenced, and he’s used his last “public relations” opportunity to proclaim his innocence in what can only be called a wild-eyed conspiracy theory rant recorded in prison by his lawyer and later aired on Penn State radio.

Why did Sandusky’s lawyer (who now claims that his client was denied due process during a “rush to trial”) choose to record this statement? In it, the offender accuses “the media”, Penn State officials, and the local police of conspiring to destroy him. Yet, he says:

“…they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts. My wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage.”

Beyond creepy. The worst part is the section in which Sandusky urges the public not to trust his accusers. Why? Because they were troubled kids who sought help—at his charity!

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