Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist Bill Conlin has been accused of molesting four children—one of which is his niece—in the 1970s. The Philadelphia Inquirer broke the story, reporting that the parents of the alleged victims were all aware of the abuse, but did nothing at the time. Now, seeing the charges against Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky, they’ve decided to come forward. There can no longer be legal action against the 77-year-old writer, because of the laws at the time of the incidents. Hours before the story came out, Conlin retired from his position. Interestingly, Conlin wrote a column about Sandusky in November, commenting on people’s inability to “do the right thing.” He has denied all charges through his lawyer.
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