Developing: Penn St story keeps getting worse

Submitted by CollegeFootball13 on August 10th, 2012 at 5:07 PM

http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Federal-investigation-underway-in…

Child pornography ring is being investigated on a federal level, with Sandusky and other people "affiliated with Penn State" (no specifics yet) at the center of it.

EDIT: Update from the article- Both the FBI and a criminal investigative division of the United States Postal Service are looking into the possible existence of a pedophile ring that involved Sandusky sharing boys with other men connected to Penn State. Sandusky was recently convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. "Investigators have interviewed at least one man who claims to have knowledge of Sandusky and a very prominent man, with strong ties to Penn State, both sexually abusing a boy," a source familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com.

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Comments

French West Indian

August 10th, 2012 at 6:30 PM ^

...that PSU could be a tip of a bigger iceberg but anytime I've mentioned it here I've been supressed.

Aside from the missing DA, the other creepy thing is that there have been speculations of massive scandal in Wash DC involving prominent members of government (both parties) stretching to the White House before.  Use a search engine and try "franklin coverup" or "white house pedophilia."

Wolveryan

August 10th, 2012 at 7:30 PM ^

I will not speculate or get into specific organizations, but the backwaters of the internet are full of people claiming to have been abused as children.  Mostly in ritualistic fashion by people in very powerful positions in various institutions both public and private.

The website I read that linked to the information concerning this topic dispeared over night and the youtube users accounts were shut down.  Creepy.

Tip of the iceberg indeed.

 

Sac Fly

August 10th, 2012 at 7:43 PM ^

He was either paid to go away, or knew something was coming and took off.

The details of his disappearance don't show any kind of foul play. His car was found in the middle of nowhere and his computer was thrown in the water, the hard drive was taken out and swipped with a magnet. They also found stuff on his home computer about destroying hard drives.

It's my guess that they cut him a deal to drop the charges, and when he realized what he got himself into he left town. If you have become the biggest liability in the case, run away before they come to get you. That's what I would do.

Steve in PA

August 10th, 2012 at 10:44 PM ^

That's always been the operating theory.  I got that from State Police from the same barracks that investigated.  The car/computer were found about 10 miles from my house.  My wife and I had our post-wedding pictures taken in that park.

I haven't talked to him in a while, but I'd love to now if they are rethinking that theory.

WMUgoblue

August 10th, 2012 at 5:12 PM ^

I recall these rumors being thrown around right after the Sandusky news broke. If this is indeed true we are looking at more than just a college football coach covering up, this would be politicians and people with much more power.

stephenrjking

August 10th, 2012 at 5:13 PM ^

This doesn't surprise me at all. I am very skeptical of the idea that someone like Sandusky could just start preying on boys randomly out of the blue--child pornography was almost certainly involved, whether he produced it or not. He needed to feed his evil desires. I was more surprised that no talk of this came up during the investigation and trial, but I guess it was coming.

Brown Bear

August 10th, 2012 at 5:28 PM ^

Dan Bernstein a radio host/writer on WSCR in Chicago has been all over this case and talking about this and more for months. He's been right on everything so far and if all he has said ends up being right then lookout. There is all kinds of stuff that has yet to come out but seems like it all will soon with the Feds.

Gordon

August 10th, 2012 at 5:14 PM ^

Time to give Penn State the death penalty.  Put them out of their mercy, Mark Emmert.

Also, I bet Jim Delany is frantically calling South Bend right now.

WolvinLA2

August 10th, 2012 at 6:53 PM ^

Or maybe he should be making a call to Pitt.  I was never a proponent of Pitt to the Big Ten, but if PSU absolutely implodes, Pitt might end up taking a major bump up, plus we'd keep PA in the footprint.  With PSU (and a strong PSU) Pitt bring little.  But if PSU basically dies and is no longer a part of the conference, then Pitt has a lot more value, and almost becomes a natural choice for the conference.

WolvinLA2

August 10th, 2012 at 11:01 PM ^

Yes, because the residents of Philly/NJ just can't wait till Saturday so they can glue themselves to the TV to watch some Temple football.  Pitt's not crazy, but it beats the shit out of Temple.  You are a homer - the statistics aren't on your side. 

READ: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/the-geography-of-college-football-fans-and-realignment-chaos/ 

clarkiefromcanada

August 10th, 2012 at 11:53 PM ^

I said so.

The facts are its a far bigger market in Pennsylvania with greater television impact.

The B1G could look at Rutgers but if they want to stay in the state the other very large public university is TU.

Temple, essentially booted out of the conference in 2004 after failing to bring in enough revenue, might now seem like one of the least-worst options now. It only has about 200,000 football fans but at least brings the Philadelphia media market and good basketball.

Philly is a great sports town. Fans show up and support a good product (or a half assed product) like the Phils if the competition is good. Philly is a football town and I reasonably expect the numbers (non scientific as they are above) to only increase as TU plays in the Big East.

Philly fan, NE NJ fan likes a good product and will support it. I, for one, will be in Happy Valley for the September 22 game against Penn State...provided they still have a team.

hart20

August 10th, 2012 at 5:17 PM ^

Rumors of some kind of child sex ring involving Sandusky, other Penn St. officials, and outside high profile figures trading kids for sex and whatnot? Looks like they might be more than rumors.

Section 1

August 10th, 2012 at 5:24 PM ^

You don't believe me?  You think that those commies at the NCAA weren't out to get Penn State because they were all jealous of Joe Pa's record of purity and success?

Here's a t-shirt.  That oughta prove it.

pkatz

August 10th, 2012 at 5:21 PM ^

the more layers you go through, the more it stinks.  I want PSU to burn... cancel the football program and close down the school - whatever it takes to clean the shit out of that house of ill-repute.

And the United States Postal Inspectors are running the child-porn investigation?!?  Didn't the USPS just default on a $5.5 BILLION loan!?!  But somehow they are going to oversee getting to the bottom of the PSU cesspool?   Wonderful...

Captain

August 10th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

I think his point is that we need the USPS to, like, deliver mail and such. He's not suggesting that there be no federal-level investigation, just that it seems strange (on the facts we have) that the USPS got the nod here.