AP:Accusers to be unmasked at Penn State trial
[trigger warning: child sexual abuse, rape culture]
The young men who accuse former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of molesting them have been allowed to remain anonymous through months of intense news coverage and water-cooler conversation about the scandal.
That’s about to change.
When they take the witness stand in a packed Pennsylvania courtroom as early as next week, the alleged victims will be forced to state their names for the record — traumatizing them all over again, their lawyers and victims’ advocates argue, especially given the very real possibility their identities will become common knowledge via social media and the wider Internet…
see full story here.
This is so so so horrible. There is absolutely no need for the victim’s names to become public knowledge.
“But the judge said there is no authority in Pennsylvania law to allow the alleged victims to remain anonymous.” — Institutionalized rape culture right there.
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