PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After the Jerry Sandusky-Penn State controversy exploded, state lawmakers rushed to submit anti-pedophile legislation. Now, a Philadelphia City Council member is doing the same.
City Councilwoman at large Blondell Reynolds Brown is a former Penn State student and worked in recruitment for the school for five years. And she, like many, was rocked by the Sandusky scandal.
“So, when I learned that Sandusky is collecting a pension, with a backdrop of all of the allegations, for me is offensive.”
This prompted Reynolds Brown to introduce in City Council a bill that would apply of course only to city workers — stipulating that any worker who is convicted of committing sexual offenses against minors would lose their city retirement and pension benefits. Sandusky reportedly still draws a 60-thousand dollar annual state pension that currently would continue even if convicted. The Reynolds Brown proposal will be debated later this fall in city council committee.
Reported by City Hall Bureau Chief Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio 1060