I was reading an article today by someone reflecting on the Penn State abuse revelations in the United States. The article was written by someone who is very aware of child abuse within youth detention facilities.
There were two comments in the article which jumped out at me and apply to abuse in any context.
"When people have unchecked power, bad things happen. When predators have unchecked power, horrendous things happen.""Those who participate or acquiesce in the abuse of children must be held accountable -- even when the victims are behind bars."
The article can be read at