Sandusky Charges

Jerry Sandusky, a Pennsylvania football coaching legend, was charged with 40 criminal counts--some being sex crimes:

After a two-year grand jury investigation, sexual abuse charges have been filed against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Sandusky, the Nittany Lions' former defensive coordinator, is facing 40 counts, including felony charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of someone under 16, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of someone under 16, indecent assault of someone under 13, and corruption of minors, The Patriot-News reported Friday.

The offenses were allegedly committed between 1996 and 2005. The grand jury investigation began when a teen alleged inappropriate contact against the 67-year-old former coach in 2009.

When news of the grand jury investigation broke in March, Sandusky denied the allegations, saying he "steadfastly maintains his innocence."

Sandusky was an assistant coach at Penn State for 32 years before retiring in 1999. He was also once considered the logical successor to Penn State's legendary coach Joe Paterno, who broke the record for victories by a Division I coach when his team overcame Illinois last Saturday.

The Second Mile, an organization founded by Sandusky to help underprivileged kids...

Sandusky's old non-profit, The Second Mile, has been doing good work for years and it will be a difficult time for that organization as this story and their name are discussed nationally.

And, the org will want to put their statement about the incident on the agency's homepage as soon as possible.

Thanks to JJ from Phila for the story.


Pat Hatt said...

What the heck does some old fart get from doing "things" with a minor, always disgusting and disturbing..if he did it.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

This makes me ill. Both for those children and the idea that someone would use an organization that does good work as a front for this type of crime.

Stephanie D said...

It's sad that people who commit crimes like this (not saying he did) can get away with it for years, living normal, wonderful, admirable lives while their victims are never the same.

Tina Lane said...

Err. Very difficult to read.

Diane said...

That's a lot of allegations to come against. Hoping that justice will prevail in this one. :O)

A Doc 2 Be said...

In my own life, I have seen very wealthy, very powerful men use charities as a means to cover their underlying filth. Those that use their power to intimidate others to covering up, or those that use their wealth to try and hold power over their wives/girlfriends.

Let's take a look at others, whom I don't know, and likewise used a powerful PR campaign of charity work to cover up:

Tiger Woods
Eliot Spitzer
John Edwards
Arnold Schwarzenegger

None of them had child porn or molestation charges levied but they all were filthy liars and cheats.

Sandusky, if true, just takes all of what those men above did, 1,000 steps further.

Until we as a society stop letting the powerful tell us what to think, or project a different personality than what we SEE to be true, or provide conjecture to obfuscate the truth, we are doomed. This crap will continue.


WomanHonorThyself said...

why are young kids unsupervised with so called coaches..what a horror! Have a beautiful Sunday my friend:)

Audrey Allure said...

It's sad to find out people like this can do such disturbing activity.

Bonnie said...

I love football, but most football players/coaches are beyond crazy.
It makes me sad that people can get away with doing such horrible things.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88 said...

It is very sad, on so many levels.

I'm not a football fan, but this really isn't a football story.

Dan said...

I always hate to see that kind of crap - be it priests or coaches or teachers or ... Abuse of a position of trust should never be tolerated.

I am also very disappointed in the apparent Penn State cover up operation.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Very disturbing story. It really ticks me off when someone is quiet about what they know when there are other potential victims out there. It really is like they are commiting a crime themselves by not coming forward.