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Sue Paterno to have her say on husband's legacy

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 8, 2013 3:08 PM
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(State College) -- Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a "moral, disciplined" man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.

The wife of the former Penn State coach is fighting back against the accusations against Joe Paterno that followed the Jerry Sandusky case. Her campaign started with a letter sent to former Penn State players.

She writes that the family's exhaustive response to former FBI director Louis Freeh's report for the university on the Sandusky child sex abuse case will officially be released to the public at 9:00 a.m. Sunday on paterno.com.

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Comments: 2

  • Judy Block-Jones img 2013-02-09 17:43

    Child sex abuse thrives in secrecy and secret systems that allow it to continue to this day,

    While Sue Paterno tries to restore her husband's reputation, she is doing more harm to the victims who have been sexually abused. Her action also makes if more difficult for any child of sex abuse to even think about speaking up. And for that matter, it gives fear and hesitation to anyone, who has knowledge or suspects a child being sexually abused, to pick up the phone and call police.

    Children are safest when child predators and those who enable and conceal their crimes are held responsible.
    Honor the victims, not the wrongdoers... so that no other child will ever be given the life sentence of being sexually abused.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com, http://www.snapnetwork.org/
    "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."

    • Nellie Finnerty Romer img 2013-02-11 04:52

      Judy, you continue to do a disservice to victims

      you claim to support by posting this comment on

      every article you can find.

      I encourage you to educate yourself further by

      reading Appendix B, the Jim Clemente section of

      the report, and then revise your public statements

      about the Paternos.

      In hindsight, it seems they have have done more

      about getting the proper information out than

      almost anyone else.

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