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Sexual Abuse of Children


The sexual-abuse allegations against retired Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky have raised many questions. Why was it not reported long ago? And, if the allegations are true, what can we do to prevent it from happening again? This hour we speak with the co-founder of an organization that represents males who are sexually abused, and an attorney who has represented victims of sexual abuse.



What are the legal rights of an individual accused of child sex abuse? What legal issues are raised when the witness is a child, or the case involves an accusation of childhood abuse from long ago? This segment we speak with a criminal defense attorney who represents persons accused of child sexual abuse.


  • Stephen Palmer (Criminal Defense Attorney, Co-Founder, Yavitch & Palmer Co.)