NBC was wrong to air a jailhouse interview with convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, the President and CEO of the Charleston-based Darkness to Light told Radar Online.

Darkness to Light is a local nonprofit with a national reach that is trying to end child sexual abuse.

In an interview with Radar Online, Darkness to Light President Jolie Logan said, “Allowing him the opportunity to appeal to the public can do great damage to the progress we are making towards better protecting our children. And it disrespects survivors of sexual abuse in the process.”

She added, “The tragedy is an enormous example of how adults fail to protect children. Whether or not our intentions were good, we as a society failed.”

Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, was convicted last year of abusing 10 children.

On Monday, the NBC Today Show aired a portion of an interview conducted with him in jail by a documentary filmmaker.

The entire Radar Online article is available on its website.

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