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Child Abuse Expert: ‘I Wish I Had Been Wrong’

With Thursday’s release of the Freeh Report on the Penn State child rape scandal there is closure for a number of people.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Jerry Sandusky.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: How Many More Sandusky Victims Are There?

Latest national data on sexual abuse of children shows that 1-in-4 girls and 1-in-10 boys report abuse.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Jerry Sandusky is led away in handcuffs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: One Monster Down, Plenty More To Go

First and most importantly, every one of the victims must get into counseling to work through their issues. Many already have, but they all need it.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Matt Sandusky Abuse Beyond Statute Of Limitations

This case is finally with the jury. Unfortunately, no matter the verdict, the atrocities that Jerry Sandusky committed will never go away.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Possible Reasons For Sandusky Not Testifying

I’ve sat through dozens of trials of child sexual abusers, child murderers and child batterers. There are no two alike.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Discrepancy In Investigators’ Testimony Not Fatal

When we do forensic interviews of child sexual abuse victims, it is occasionally necessary to tell the child that other people have come forward, other people have already told what happened.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Sandusky Defense Digging Bigger Hole

Time for Joe Amendola to defend the indefensible. He had a bad day in opening arguments and his cross examination of the first witness. If anything, Monday might have been worse.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

An Expert Looks Into Mind Of A Child Abuser

Thursday marked the end of the prosecutions case, although they did not formally rest. It was a day of intense and unsettling testimony. It had many people who are following this case wondering how to just make all of this stop.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County court house Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: No Way Sandusky Victims Are Lying

Amendola opened with typical defense attorney tactics. In this case, they were complete nonsense.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012