For anyone from the United States, the subject of child molestation and preventing sexual abuse has, again, come to the forefront. It should not be surprising to anyone, as recent statistics have reported a staggering number of child victims (1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls).
What is shocking to most people in this case, but unfortunately all too common, is the lack of action taken by authorities when abuse was initially reported. Unfortunately that, too is all too common. In the Penn State case, it appears that protecting the revered institutions of its university and its football program were more important than taking the claims of child victims seriously.
This happened in the world of high-stakes sports, but it can happen anywhere.