Sara Gamin, the courageous young reporter who broke the Penn State story, reported today that Art Heinz, communications coordinator, for the Pennsylvania Courts, would not be making any statements today about Judge Leslie Dutchcot’s volunteering for Sandusky’s, The Second Mile Charity.
This is unbelievable. Is this why Sandusky walked out of court with an unsecured low bail? Possibly.
Ms. Gamin reported that a source close to the judge said that Judge Dutchcot volunteered for Second Mile events in 2008 and 2009 and had no contact with Sandusky. Also, that Judge Dutchot stopped participating in 2008 when the most recent allegations were made.
I find the last part of that statement fascinating. I am not sure what Ms. Gamin’s source was saying. Was the source saying that when the most recent allegations were made, Judge Dutchcot quit volunteering? Meaning that the Judge knew of the allegations?
Regardless, this is astonishing. A judge that was part of Sandusky’s charity lets Sandusky out on a low, unsecured bail.
The judge slapped the victims in the face with that decision. She re-victimized these young people. Penn State’s Board re-victimized them again by paying for the defense of the A. D. and the V. P.