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View Diary: "No Evidence" Linking PSU Child Rape Scandal To DA's Disappearance (114 comments)

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  •  There wasn't enough evidence (1+ / 0-)
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    Glacial Erratic

    In 1998 - all they had was the admission from Sandusky that he'd been in the shower with two boys - and the testimony of the boys that they'd been in there naked with him and he'd hugged them.  Definitely inappropriate behavior for a non-related grownup and a young boy, not really illegal either.

    •  Not illegal? (0+ / 0-)

      Hell yes it is-at least according to the statutes in California.  Don't know about Pennsylvania but most child molest statutes read very similarly.

    •  probably illegal (2+ / 0-)
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      Betty Pinson, Allogenes
      § 6318.  Unlawful contact with minor.

              (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he is  intentionally in contact with a minor, or a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties who has assumed  the identity of a minor, for the purpose of engaging in an activity prohibited under any of the following, and either the person initiating the contact or the person being contacted is within this Commonwealth:
                  (1)  Any of the offenses enumerated in Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses)....

      And under Chapter 31 ...
      § 3126.  Indecent assault.
              (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of indecent assault if the person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact with the person ....and:
               ... (7)  the complainant is less than 13 years of age; or
                  (8)  the complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other
      What's "indecent contact"?
      "Indecent contact."  Any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of the person for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire, in either person.

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