When a child is being raped or for that matter when any serious crime is being committed the police should be called first and then notify your people on your chain of command. They are all secondary at that point. The poor boys that were being raped over and over again needed help and nobody stood up like a man and helped them. That child predator that was getting his jollies off on the little boys is very lucky that it was not me that caught him in the act. The police would have been secondary after he met the wrath of me coming down on him.
Paterno dropped the ball on his responsibility as a coach, as a man, as a decent human being. He is lucky that he is only fired and charges are not being pressed. People need to have some responsibility, especially when in a position of leading others. This is what happens when people are idolized. They ignore conflicts, they ignore scandals, and they shrug responsibility because they don't want to get off of their high horse for anyone. They expect other people to take care of the problems. Yes, he should have called the police the very minute he heard about it and he should have demanded that the creep should have been arrested right away! I as a parent and a decent human being is outraged by this whole incident!