The Men who Covered-up for Jerry Sandusky

By Victor Thorn

Why did so many individuals cover-up for serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky, including those within The Second Mile (TSM), the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s office, and a leading official at Pennsylvania State University (PSU)? With recent revelations by Philadelphia school police officer Greg Bucceroni that a pedophile network operated out of TSM, consider these other factors:

• Although his name will not be provided at this point until further proof is obtained, evidence exists that an extremely high-ranking former TSM employee and his wife were involved in a “swingers club” operating out of a local State College, Pa. nightclub. This “swingers club” is an open secret among Happy Valley residents, with the meeting place in close proximity to TSM’s former headquarters.

• Speaking of swingers, former PSU President Graham Spanier once wrote an academic paper entitled Mate Swapping: Perceptions, Value Orientations, and Participation in a Midwestern Community. Its overview begins, “This article attempts to illuminate the understanding of swinging, or mate swapping, an increasingly common form of extramarital sexual activity. A theoretical formulation argues that swinging is a form of extramarital sexual activity which serves to define as good and acceptable a behavior that in other forms and in the past has been considered deviant or immoral.”

During his tenure at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Spanier was described as a “long time friend and associate” of Ronald Roskens, the former chancellor and president of UNL. Roskens, in turn, served as a close advisor to a man named Lawrence King, who operated a massive pedophile network in Nebraska that came to be known as “The Franklin Scandal.”

Roskens received his termination notice after being photographed with young naked boys at his residence. Gary Caradori, a private investigator that delved into the Franklin Cover-up, wrote of the circumstances surrounding Rosken’s firing. “I was informed that Roskens was terminated by the state because of sexual activities reported to the Regents and verified by them. Roskens was reported to have had young men at his residence for sexual encounters.” [Sound familiar to Sandusky’s activities?]

On July 11, 1990, after obtaining pornographic-pedophile photographs that would have irreversibly exposed the Franklin Cover-Up, Caradori was murdered when his Piper aircraft exploded in mid-air, killing him and his eight-year-old son.

Of course, while serving as PSU President, two highly controversial events occurred on Spanier’s watch. In November 2000, one of these “happenings” was called CUNTFEST: a Declaration of Independence. To promote this brouhaha, huge banners with the words CUNTFEST were hoisted from campus buildings.

The second, held only months later in February, went by the name Sex Faire. Games at this gala included “Pin the Clitoris on the Vulva,” “Smut and other Great Literature,” plus “Orgasm Bingo.” In addition, a “Tent of Consent” allowed participants to engage in whatever type of consensual sexual activity they so desired.

When enraged legislators asked Spanier if he thought these two events were immoral, he responded, “It depends on what your definition of immoral is.”

Oddly enough, Spanier publicly pronounced that he sought to make PSU the most homosexual-friendly university in America. Moreover, while serving as Chancellor at the UNL, Spanier requested that all faculty post pink triangles on their office doors in order to show their support for gay and lesbian students.

Finally, it was none other than Spanier that granted pedophile Jerry Sandusky “emeritus” status at PSU, thus allowing Sandusky access to campus shower facilities, an office, parking pass, and a computer. Strangely, Sandusky was merely an assistant football coach. Why would Spanier, who had only been at PSU for three years up until that time, take it upon himself to personally grant such an esteemed title on this man?

Conversely, when a sports agent was caught buying a PSU football player $400 worth of clothing, Spanier banned the rep from campus. Spanier insisted, “[He] fooled around with the integrity of this university, and I won’t stand for that.”

Yet, Spanier bestowed emeritus status on Sandusky, who was none-too-subtly forced into “retirement” after his initial 1998 shower stall incident.

• Jerry Sandusky selected State College, Pa. attorney Joseph Amendola to represent him at his recent child sex abuse trial. This writer is by no means implying that Amendola had any involvement in a pedophile prostitution ring. However, Amendola did impregnate a 16-year-old girl that he represented as a client in 1996. This teenage girl gave birth to their child prior to turning 18.

• During his grand jury testimony, TSM CEO Jack Raykovitz confessed that PSU athletic director Tim Curley informed him about the 2001 “shower incident” that Mike McQueary witnessed. In a July 16, 2012 article, Dave Marcheskie of Harrisburg, Pa.’s WHTM stated, “The report states that Raykovitz spoke with Sandusky soon after the meeting with Curley. Sandusky admitted to Raykovitz that he ‘showered with boys, but nothing more’ according to the report. Still, TSM took no action.”


Even after Sandusky was observed in compromising situations on at least three separate occasions, Matt Moore and Michael Rubinkam of the Associated Press wrote on May 25, 2012, “Longtime CEO Jack Raykovitz came under fire for failing to inform the charity’s board about 2001 and 2008 abuse allegations against the retired coach. Infuriated board members told AP in December that had they been kept in the loop, they could have taken steps to better protect children a decade ago.”

Why did Jack Raykovitz remain silent for so long?

• At Sandusky’s sexual abuse trial, prosecutor Joe McGettigan told jurors during his opening statement, “The Second Mile, no matter what it’s reported purpose, was a victim factory for the defendant, an assembly line for adolescent children to be abused, sodomized, and anally raped.”

• This writer—who sat inside a Bellefonte, Pa. courtroom on the trial’s opening day—observed McGettigan relate a horrifying tale. Sandusky had lists with the names of TSM boys on them. Some of these kids had asterisks beside their names. After investigating this matter, it became clear to prosecutors that Sandusky had placed asterisks alongside the boys who didn’t have a father in the home. Are we to believe that not a single person, especially licensed child psychologist Jack Raykovitz, knew anything of this abuse for over a decade?

• On November 28, 2011, veteran journalist William Keisling extended the cover-up all the way to current Pa. Governor Tom Corbett.

“On Labor Day weekend, 1996, a state senator from York, Pa., Dan Delp, enjoys a weekend of drinking and sex with a 19-year-old girl supplied through contacts with the York County, Pa. district attorney’s office.

When the pedophile sex scandal becomes public, the case is quickly referred to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. Corbett and his close allies would time and again obstruct and cover up the sex ring—for more than fifteen years.

Jim Sneddon was the editor and publisher of the York Dispatch. Sneddon recounts how the attorney for the daily newspaper, Niles Benn, secretly hired a private detective to uncover the truth about the ‘VIP’ sex ring. But then Sneddon was fired, and the newspaper and its lawyer concealed the work of their private eye.

York Police Commissioner Herbert Grofcsik says even he was powerless to expose the courthouse sex ring. Yet the truth slowly emerged.

As well, AG Tom Corbett’s political agenda and modus operandi began to emerge.

A prominent figure would be sacrificed, but the VIP sex and prostitution ring would be concealed and protected for years. This was done not only to protect Corbett’s political allies, but also to protect Corbett’s own political fortunes and ambitions.”

Similarly, in 2011, another prominent figure—Joe Paterno—would become one of Tom Corbett’s sacrificial lambs to divert attention away from pedophiles lurking within TSM.

Keisling continued, “Over the coming years, at every turn, [Grofcsik] and others would say the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, and Tom Corbett, stood in the way of stopping VIPs from having sex with children. Later, court officers would openly boast of enjoying sex with children, and praise Corbett for protecting their illicit activities.”

During a June 15, 2012 interview with this writer, Keisling emphatically stated, “Corbett was the obstacle. These are the worst sorts of people doing the worst sorts of things. These are not good people. Tom Corbett got money from TSM, plus he gave money to them. What does it say that Corbett’s attorney general’s office had the case for three years and did nothing about it? It’s systemic corruption. These people are morally bankrupt.”

In the end, it’s not surprising that Sandusky was permitted to run rampant as a serial pedophile for three decades, especially considering the high-concentration of individuals listed above—who were all located in one geographic locale—that did nothing whatsoever to stop him.

Victor Thorn

Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.

2 Comments on The Men who Covered-up for Jerry Sandusky

  1. I have no doubt that sexual pedophilia is rampant through many school districts in the United States. One such incident has been exposed and unfolding in around the Pittsburgh Area; the Plum Borough Area school district. I have linked several posts from various news sources:

    Attorney calls for Plum school district to furnish documents about investigation into sexual misconduct

    Plum’s school chief denies claim that district was warned in sex case

    Plum school board member resigns over handling of sex allegations

    Trial ordered for Plum High School teacher in student sex case

  2. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane neglected to include the following disclaimer in the Sandusky Report. This DISCLAIMER would have eliminated the questions raised by the report.

    D I S C L A I M E R

    The Attorney General of Pennsylvania represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Governor, the Attorney General’s office, various branches of the government, their agencies and their officers.

    The Rules of Professional Conduct – Rule 1.6 CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION mandate confidentiality of client information where the information

    – would affect the integrity of the judiciary,
    – would reveal the prosecutorial misconduct of their own office,
    – would expose individual liability,
    – would adversely affect their client.

    AS SUCH…

    The Report to the Attorney General in the Investigation of Gerald Sandusky may not legally present

    – anything which exposes a negative impact of the judiciary
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Attorney General Tom Corbett
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Governor Tom Corbett
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Acting Attorney General William H. Ryan, Jr
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Attorney General Linda Kelly
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Attorney General Kathleen Kane
    – anything which exposes misconduct of the Attorney General’s office
    – anything which exposes misconduct of Frank Fina
    – anything which exposes misconduct the Commonwealth
    – anything which exposes misconduct of any state agency
    – anything which exposes misconduct, participation or acts of obstruction by any of the above in their individual capacity, or as a conspiracy
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on April 3, 2009
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on May 2, 2009
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on April 9, 2012
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on April 18, 2012
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on June 16, 2012
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on July 4, 2012
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to modify the Rules of Professional Conduct on November 21, 2013
    – anything relating to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania acting to create, modify or fine tune any “LAW” regarding the Confidentiality of Email concealed within the Rules of Professional Conduct.

    Further, acting as Attorney General, I have contracted the creation of the report to Widener University law professor and former federal prosecutor H. Geoffrey Moulton. (You might say “I am his client.” and that the Rules of Professional Conduct mandate his confidentiality for my protection.)

    Because, I AM. and IT DOES.

    The Report additionally will not contain any information regarding the Constitutional Challenge of Rule 1.6 – CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION which was filed in federal court on August 8, 2013 (by two men who do not have to maintain confidentiality so we do it for them) seeking to restore the constitutional rights of litigants while restoring the integrity and reputation of the judiciary and the legal profession and to deliver to the legislature the ability to perform the duties of their position to responsibly manage the law.

    The Challenge now approaches the United States Supreme Court and the United States Congress where every level of the state and federal judiciary has ignored the clear evidence of the Courts’ denial of constitutional rights and demonstrated their own actions to prevent resolution of the matter which was served to 56 states attorneys general—all of whom defaulted on the matter…YET, THE COURT IGNORED THEIR DELIBERATE DEFAULT.


    Yes, I shot my mouth off during my campaign for Attorney General of Pennsylvania,
    I promised to investigate Attorney General Tom Corbett’s mishandling of the Sandusky case,
    I believed Corbett to be stalling the case so it would not impact his run for Governor,
    I was elected to the position of Attorney General,
    I have an obligation to the People of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
    As Attorney General, these corrupt and incompetent horses asses are NOW my clients, my boss, and my staff…The RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT mandate confidentiality.

    With regard to the non-participation of the Pennsylvania State Police in the preparation and assembly of this report. Did someone tell the PSP that we wouldn’t publish anything they might have to say because of our confidentiality mandate? Their participation would have potentially require a great deal of redaction and editing.

    The Pennsylvania State Police do NOT have a Confidentiality Mandate. If they were to issue a report, I imagine it would be different.

    1.6 Confidentiality of Information — While the Model Rule 1.6(a) duty of confidentiality is closely related to the attorney-client privilege, it is broader in scope than the attorney-client privilege, “which is a rule of evidence,” or “the work product immunity which is a rule of procedure.”

    Rule 1.6 causes a mandated confidentiality of information regarding injustice and judicial corruption.

    This was demonstrated in Luzerne County where Kids For Cash was IGNORED by every judge, district attorney, prosecutor and lawyer until Judge Ann Lokuta violated the law and called the FBI to report Ciavarella et al. Ann Lokuta was disciplined and removed from the bench for her violations of Rule 1.6.

    The Foreclosure Crisis nationwide was caused similarly by an ACT OF FRAUD UPON THE COURT resulting in the loss of constitutional rights and the loss of homes to fraudulent actions filed by lawyers (and judges) MANDATED to maintain confidentiality.


    Rule 1.6 mandates that an Attorney General ignore judicial corruption and injustice

    – without regard for the number of children improperly incarcerated by a judge,
    – without regard for the number of homes foreclosed upon using fraudulent documents,
    – without regard for basic constitutional, civil and human rights,
    – without regard for the denial of equal protection of the law,
    – without regard for the law,
    – without regard for an oath of office,
    – without regard for ethics or morality, and
    – without mercy for the victims overwhelmed, destitute and pushed to their limits who commit suicide.


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