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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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Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

It was the 70's.


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Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:20 pm
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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

The statements were given to prosecutors last year. So the Penn State stuff likely is what got this public, but not what made the alleged victims come forward.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

I don't really care about Conlin one way or another, but I do find it odd how, all of a sudden, so many sports figures are being accused of molestation.  It just seems fishy that these 4 victims only came forward recently.  That the Penn State saga really brought their pain back, but no other accounts of molestation, over the span of 40 years, did the same?  His niece, Blanchett, is a prosecutor in Atlantic City.  In her time as a prosecutor, she's never come across sexual abuse cases or spoken with colleagues who have confided particulars in a case to her which would bring all this pain flooding back?  I'm not saying he's innocent.  I'm just saying that it's fishy.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

dudestra,
if he's guilty then by all means he should be exposed as the child molester he is.  I don't care if he's too old to get off the street btu he should be vilified for his actions and be known as the true person he really is.  Take back his awards and his dignity and let him try to live a "peaceful" retirement.  Good Riddance to such filth!!!



Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Don't get me wrong......you are either clueless or one of his cohorts.



Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

I have had the misfortune to read and put up with the Bill Conlin dispatches for entirely tooooo long. This pathetic child molester only weeks ago tried to defend Sandusky and Paterno by citing the Kitty Genovese incident in his putrid attempt to defend the penn state fiasco.  He is now the undying ridicule of the Delaware Valley and with the internet the world.  Conlin will be removed from the Baseball Hall of Fame as the undeserving freak that never was.  I am gld to never read your drivel again!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

The Bernie Fine story has been "buried" because there currently isn't much to report. I'm sure the federal investigation will take forever. Otherwise, he won't be prosecuted due to the "statue" (LOL) of limitations on the accusations. They just reported that the alleged victims are sueing Boeheim and SU. What else is there to report?!



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Yes, you are wrong. 




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Conlin retired today?  Right before this all was leaked out?  Yeah, I'd say someone is guilty.  i've read conlin before, he always sounded like an athletic failure who bashed on players to make himself feel good.  hope those 4 victims are able to sue him or something!!


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