The Madeleine Brand Show for June 15, 2012

Abuse survivors react to Sandusky trial

Jerry Sandusky

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after jury selection began in his child sex abuse trial on June 5, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children.

This week, eight accusers have testified that the former Penn State coach, Jerry Sandusky, sexually abused them when they were children.

The alleged victims all said they met the now 68-year-old Sandusky through the Second Mile, a charity that was supposed to help young boys from troubled homes.

The testimony was graphic and disturbing and as the prosecution wraps up, we wanted to hear how sex abuse survivors were reacting to the case.

Steve LePore, the founder and executive director of the non-profit 1in6, which helps men deal with the scars of abuse, joins the show to discuss the Sandusky trial.

Guest:

Steve LePore is founder and executive director of the non-profit 1in6 based out of Pasadena.

Links:

1in6 website

Male Survivor website


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