When a supervisor of children abuses his power to coerce or force them into performing illicit acts, the individual will have to answer to criminal charges levied against him. Charges for intentional criminal acts are certainly for the one who commits them, but what about those who negligently allow the acts to go on? Should they be required to prevent possible victims once they become aware of an injury risk?
The Sandusky criminal investigation into sexual allegations of abuse against young children has brought civil focus on the charity foundation that the former football coach founded in 1997. Some experts say that the charity could be held responsible for negligence in allowing Sandusky to continue to work with the children at the charity after having allegedly been notified twice about the possibility the sexual allegations. Continue reading