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Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:10 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 7:56 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Long-time Philadelphia sportswriter Bill Conlin has been accused of molesting four children between the ages of 7 and 12. The alleged assaults came back in the 1970s and came to light to the Gloucester Country Prosecutor's office last year. The prosecutors took videotaped statements from the four alleged victims, but nothing could be done because the statute of limitations had expired on anything that happened before 1996.

"We would love to see justice in this case," Detective Stacie Lick of the Prosecutor's Office wrote in an email to one of the women last month (Philly.com). "So many people have been victimized by this man, but our hands are tied by the law, which does not let us prosecute."

Conlin retired from the Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday morning. The full investigative report of his alleged actions was published to the Internet by Nancy Phillips of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday afternoon.

"I can't even begin to express the shock, sadness, and outrage I feel by what Bill Conlin is alleged to have done," said Daily News editor Larry Platt, who immediately accepted Conlin's offer to retire (Philly.com).

Conlin began writing at the Daily News back in 1965. He long served as the Phillies' beat writer before becoming a general columnist. He also appeared on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for 13 years. In 2011, he won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The award is the highest honor that can be given to a writer by the Baseball Writer's Association of America.

There are many more specific details to this case, so make sure to read the entire Inquirer report if interested.
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tiredofcrap2
Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:10 am
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Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

How is what XS Game said racist?  You don't even know his race.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

it was not just the kids that did not say anything the parents did not either the one mom after her son told her he was molested told him do not say anything to your dad and do not go over there anymore but then let her daughter go to his house! wtf is wrong with people



Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

HOW ?? could you post XSGAMES comments ? youve got to BAR him from ever commenting again. Shame. As for what people like BIll Conlin and Bernie Fine and Dirty Sandusky have done ........ they really need to repeal the statue or limitations on crimes of this nature. Why get a free pass just because the kids were too young and scared to say anything about it THEN ... but arent now. Its not Fair. There must be Change.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

bill conlin email address if its still good if you want to tell him what a pos scumbag he is   



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

To much detail for it not to be true. Good lord man, why not get a prostitute, why ruin these poor kids lives. Death is to good for you.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

 I want to ad a comment here and do it the best way I can.  What is going on right now is a pretty hot topic.  I hope that anyone who did any harm to a child rots in hell!  I also hope anyone falsely accussed gets there justice.  There are times when bullets start to fly that innocent people get hurt, but we don't want that.  If the on bars!es who are guilty get called out because of this than punish them to the fullest possible sentence!  I have an 11 year old daughter, and if anyone ever played her dirty it would never make it to the court system, because daddy would take care of it!  I just ask that any wrong doing be called out, but don't implicate someone because they are differant, you don't like them, or for any other stupid reason.  The goal we must have is to put all who have done wrong behind bars!  Just play by the rules people, and remember the sensitivity of the victoms!  Peace and love to all!



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

@ XS *



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

It's sad that you'll post this on a website open to all ages. What is wrong with you? Why does this have to be about race. People do what they do regardless of race.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:37 pm
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