Cleland wrote “Secrecy is thought to be inconsistent with the openness required to assure the public that the law is being administered fairly and applied faithfully,” He wrote it in his own order dismissing request. The judge said “It is argued in the motions that for an alleged victim of a sexual assault to fulfill that responsibility are so uniquely embarrassing that the person should be protected by being able to conceal his name. But why should any class of witnesses is protected? No victim of crime, after all, is spared the trauma of crime’s effects – and the severity of the trauma does not necessarily mirror the nature of the crime,”
Cleland called field motions for the pseudonyms as “complicated, even controversial.” “Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape” told in last week that it might not be in any great interests of the public safety and security to force the victims of suspected Sandusky to disclose their own true identities.
The spokeswoman of PCAR named Kristen Houser said “Sex offenders continue their behaviors until they are caught and stopped, and the only way that we know who those people are is when victims are brave enough to come forth and tell us.”
Judge Cleland issued also a ruling in the Monday barring the reporters from working on Twitter or any email to publish reports on trial from courthouse in central town of Pennsylvania of Bellefonte, close to State College, exactly where the Penn State is stayed. About permitting on posting on tweets or on emails during the jury selection and during the trial, Cleland said “impact the judge’s ability to assure a fair trial could be conducted.”