Journalist Nick Bryant, Author of Two Books on the Precarious Status of America’s Children and an Expert on Child Trafficking and Sexual Abuse, Says the Penn State-Sandusky Case Bears a Resemblance to Other Child Abuse Networks in Nebraska and Florida

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Author researches child abuse scandals, finds Penn State scandal “eerily” similar to child abuse networks in other states

Bryant took seven years to research and write The Franklin Scandal, one of the few commercially published books on child abuse networks and trafficking in America, and it documents how socially influential individuals trafficked disadvantaged children. He can provide the following corollaries to the Sandusky case:

•The victimized children are generally lower socio economic kids abandoned or assigned to an umbrella organization for services.
•The person organizing the abuse has a strong personality, high standing in the community, and tends to believe he/she is above the law.
•The network tends to get covered up by communal denial and the cult of personality surrounding the organizer.

  • Judicial or law enforcement malfeasance involves willful neglect, tampering with evidence, and even victim intimidation.
  • Whistleblowers often find themselves the subject of threats, discrediting “campaigns,” and even legal prosecution.

In an interview, he can also discuss the following:

1. The similarity between the recent Penn State case and other major similar stories in the U.S.
2. The profile of the child who is victimized
3. The profile of the person organizing the network or utilizing the network
4. The reasons why these networks get covered up by law enforcement
5. The top things to look for when a cover up is beginning
6. What is likely to happen to whistleblowers in these cases
7. The top things communities need to demand to stop this abuse

Bryant’s writing on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States has been published in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He is the co-author of America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America.

The Franklin Scandal is published by TrineDay.

For interviews contact:
Cheron Brylski 504.897.6110 or cbrylski(at)aol(dot)com
Nick Bryant (917) 405-3584
Kris Millegan (800) 556-2012 or emailpublisher(at)trineday(dot)com


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