Justice was served for the victims in the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky when Sandusky was put behind bars. Victim advocates say it's also important for charges to be filed against those who didn't stop him.
Jennifer Storm, the Executive Director of The Dauphin County Victim Witness Assistance Program, says she's glad to see these charges brought against former Penn State president Graham Spanier and new felony charges against two former top Penn State officials Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz. She thinks that the Attorney General's office is setting a precedent for future child sex abuse cases.
" When you`re a young person and you`re being preyed upon and you know there are people who know and they have done nothing it`s almost as bad. It sends a message to young people that we are going to hold them accountable on your behalf," says Storm
Ben Andredozzi represents multiple victims of Jerry Sandusky including Victim 4 who testified at trial. He hadn't spoken to his clients Thursday, but says it's important to them that everyone who could have stopped Sandusky's abuse and didn't, be held accountable.
" I think in the level of culpability you put Sandusky at the top but there are a number of other people that were just as culpable and didn`t do anything about it so in order for them to get some sort of closure and feeling as if they are healing they need those people to be accountable," says AndreozziCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times