The Truth Behind the Penn State Cover Up
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Jim Clemente (retired FBI and current Criminal Minds writer/producer) goes in depth on the case of Jerry Sandusky and the extent of Joe Paterno’s involvement in any cover-up. Confirming guilt is very tricky in sex abuse cases, and Jim discusses the factors that enable some predators to abuse for years.

GUEST BIO:
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI agent and current advisor, writer and producer for the TV series “Criminal Minds.” A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Jim was the head of the Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Team in Bronx County for the New York City Law Department. As a result of undercover work that led to the imprisonment of a child sex offender, Clemente was recruited into the FBI. From 1998 until October 2009 he was a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He is an expert in the fields of Sex Crimes Investigations, Sex Offender Behavior, Child Sexual Victimization, and Child Pornography. Clemente has investigated and consulted on thousands of cases involving the violent and sexual crimes, sexual victimization of children, and he has interviewed hundreds of victims and offenders. He has also testified as an expert witness and lectured on these topics across the country and around the world.


EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Coming up on Media Mayhem.
00:34 Welcoming Jim Clemente.
02:08 The Sandusky picks apart the Free Report.
07:25 What Peterno actually knew about reported abuse.
13:20: Refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement before working on the report.
17:00 Why male abuse victims are silent.
21:00 Motivations and history fighting child abusers.
23:50 Paterno, evidence and accusation.
33:11 The Catholic Church cases of abuse contrasted with Penn State.
41:27 The relationship of Sandusky and Paterno and the heroes of the case.
45:00 Paterno’s memory and facts vs. triple hearsay.

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