By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com June 21, 2012
BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.
The Jerry Sandusky scandal may give sexual
abuse victims the courage to speak out.
A case of awareness: Sandusky scandal could help abuse victims
By Patriot-News Editorial Board Monday, January 09, 2012,
Much of the impact of the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky have been clear.
Young men telling gut-wrenching accounts of alleged abuse they endured as boys.
A university president resigning, Penn State’s respected football coach fired, two university employees, one now retired and the other on leave, facing perjury charges and a charity on the brink of closing, scrambling to find other programs for the needy children it serves.
In all, a terrible toll. But another impact of the Sandusky scandal might have a far greater reach and in some ways could be considered a positive outcome.
Nationwide, more victims of child sexual abuse are finding the strength to step forward and tell their stories. Counselors, lawyers, help lines and law enforcement are seeing an uptick in people revealing their childhood abuse. READ MORE