Penn State Pays Nearly $250 Million for Child Abuse Case

Assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky abused students in Penn State University for many years, while officials looked the other way. Sandusky is now in jail. An insurance journal reports that Sandusky’s abuse has cost Penn State nearly a quarter billion in direct costs: “The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least $237 million . . . . The university has settled with 33 people over allegations they were sexually abused by Sandusky, and has made total payments to them of $93 million.”

Penn State could learn something from the Catholic Church about cost control. The Church never spends so much on a single bugger. Of course it buys in bulk….

On this subject, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), reports another long-term case of sex abuse in a Church school. The school not only failed to report the case to the authorities, it used its influence to hush things up.

As usual, the media ignores it. Everyone pretends the child abuse crisis is a thing of the past, and that the Church has it under control. That’s not true. But the volume of new cases has slowed enough that the Church’s army of propagandists and lobbyists can stay on top of them.