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Why You Should Be Furious About The Penn State Child Rape Scandal

This is the horrific and damning story of Victim 2. From the Grand Jury Report into the alleged and repeated rape of young boys by former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. The report identifies at least 8 victims, but Victim 2 is the case that directly involved Head Coach Joe Paterno and the upper echelons of the Penn State hierarchy. The abuse that’s described, and the resultant cover up, is shocking.

Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State defensive coordinator, being carried by players Dec. 28, 1999. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jerry Sandusky arrives in handcuffs at the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot while being escorted by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General’s Office officials on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight young men. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)

Jerry Sandusky sits in a car as he leaves the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)

Mike McQueary, now an assistant coach with Penn State, has since been identified as the graduate assistant in the Grand Jury Report. In this Oct. 24, 2009 file photo, McQueary is shown on the sidelines in the second half of an NCAA college football game. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Jerry Sandusky, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General)

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno walks onto the field before the start of their NCAA football game in Columbus, Ohio, November 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Matt Sullivan)

Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley enters a district judge’s office for an arraignment Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pa. Curley has been charged with perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania’s child protective services law in connection with the investigation into allegations involving former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the state attorney general’s office said Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower)

Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz enters the courtroom for his arraignment on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in Harrisburg, Pa. Schultz and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley have surrendered for an arraignment on charges of perjury and failure to report abuse surrounding allegations that former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

Jerry Sandusky in an undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General)

Jerry Sandusky, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth Media Services)

Jerry Sandusky on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth Media Services)

Joe Paterno, September 23, 2006. (REUTERS/Ronnie Bianco)

Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno, Aug. 6, 1999. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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