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By Tim Leeds 

Could Penn State scandal happen in Montana?

 


With the national attention focused on charges that a former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused children — sometimes on campus — a common question is: Why? Why has it taken nearly a decade before any action was taken, and what are the legal — and moral — requirements in Montana?

A grand jury indicted former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, including on testimony that a man reported to head coach Joe Paterno that he had witnessed abuse in 2002, but no action was taken.

In Montana, state law requires some to report any suspicion for child abuse, while all are allowe...



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