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Sandusky case a wake up call for parents

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 12: Federal Judge Louis B. Freeh speaks with the media during a news conference July 12, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Freeh released his report of the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

The news about the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State continues with the recent report of three men claiming to have been abused by Sandusky in the 70’s or 80’s. In the wake of these stories and the subsequent cover up detailed in the Freeh Report many parents are beginning to pay more attention to how coaches interact with their kids.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Margaret Laude never thought twice about dropping off her 10- and 12-year-old boys at football and baseball practice and then picking them up a few hours later. That was before. “I don’t think I will ever leave my sons at practice like I did prior to the Sandusky thing,” the Bolingbrook mother said.

Is this type of scrutiny warranted? Read more.

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