As a victim of child abuse and a mother, I was horrified that this guy had witnessed anal sex between an adult and a child and didn't intervene. Although after hearing now how the culture at that school was/is I can understand a bit better.
For myself, I know I would intervene and I would have followed up to make sure the matter was taken care of.
But I can see how a young grad student, hoping to get a job at the school and looking up to the perpetrator as a mentor who was a popular figure at the school would have been worried about his own future at the school. It easier to just close your eyes. I think those people all upset about Paterno's firing are not thinking of the victims. If you haven't been sexually abused, you have no idea how this affects every facet of your life for the rest of your life !
Even though this is tragic, it's good to see this come out in the open. For years, I experienced deep shame about what happened to me. I hope that this will help change attitudes and help other victims come out and report abuse. Hopefully more changes can be made to help prevent this type of thing from happening in the future.
Last edited by rawxstasy; 11-19-2011 at 10:39 AM.