As former Penn State officials head to trial for allegedly keeping “the hugger’s” crimes quiet, it may be worth at taking a look at how child molesters get away with it. Malcolm Gladwell delved into the Sandusky case last year in The New Yorker:
When monsters roam free, we assume that people in positions of authority ought to be able to catch them if only they did their jobs. But that might be wishful thinking. A pedophile … is someone adept not just at preying on children but at confusing, deceiving, and charming the adults responsible for those children—which is something to keep in mind in the case of the scandal at Penn State and the conviction, earlier this year, of the former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child-molestation charges.