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The trial of Jerry Sandusky has dominated the news recently and at times the details that have emerged from the testimony have been difficult to hear. I've spoken to some of you who are concerned that the coverage is too much and are worried about what children may see and hear. While that concern is understandable, it's always been my belief that the ultimate responsibility for what children see and hear on any medium lies with the parents. If your children are too young to see coverage of the story, by all means, don't let them see it. That being said, here's why I think this story deserves the coverage it's receiving. Since the story broke, child advocacy groups have reported a drastic increase in the number of sexual abuse cases they're investigating. As some young people hear details of what Mr. Sandusky is accused of, they begin to have questions about things that happened to them in the past. I don't know if Mr. Sandusky is innocent or guilty, but I do know this: there are people out there who want to do terrible things to defenseless children. If the coverage of the Sandusky case prevents even one of those people from abusing a child, the coverage is justified. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?
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