His father Arthur served in the field of youth service programs for over 30 years, mostly as director of the Brownson House in Washington, Pennsylvania , a community recreation center for children. He improved the facilities there by adding a new playground, gym, outdoor basketball court, and a renovated football field. He managed the Washington baseball team that won the Pony League World Series championship , the only team from Washington to win that championship. Arthur was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in
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His father Arthur served in the field of youth service programs for over 30 years, mostly as director of the Brownson House in Washington, Pennsylvania , a community recreation center for children. He improved the facilities there by adding a new playground, gym, outdoor basketball court, and a renovated football field. He managed the Washington baseball team that won the Pony League World Series championship , the only team from Washington to win that championship.
Arthur was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in The rules adopted were that Sandusky could be mischievous but not to the point where someone could be intentionally hurt; he also vowed to not be disrespectful to his teachers; and he swore to himself that he would tell the truth if he was caught breaking any rules. Sandusky signed off at least one of his letters to his victim as "Forrest Jer. Sandusky, is an assistant football coach at West Chester University.
He was the assistant basketball and track coach at Juniata College in and the offensive line coach at Boston University in Sandusky served as defensive line coach in , became linebacker coach in , and was promoted to defensive coordinator in , holding that position until his retirement.
In his years as a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator, he coached many defensive squads, and Penn State gained a reputation for outstanding linebacker play, producing 10 first-team All-Americans at that position, and acquiring the nickname "Linebacker U". Jack Ham and LaVar Arrington were two of the noted pro football greats to emerge from his teams. As it turned out, the records from to were missing. Record keepers later found files for one year, but the records for the other three years were never found.
The charges were initiated at Central Mountain High School , where a student made allegations of abuse against Sandusky. Through his Second Mile organization, Sandusky would first approach potential victims, typically boys without a father living at home, when they were 8—12 years old; subsequently, Sandusky employed classic child grooming strategies such as offering trips to football games or bestowing gifts, which would lead to incremental touching.
This form of manipulation is generally the modus operandi of pedophiles as a ploy to build trust while invading personal boundaries — all part of instilling confusion, leading up to and part of the sexual abuse.
Eventually, Sandusky often initiated overtly sexual behavior in the locker room showers. The indictment came after a three-year investigation that explored allegations of Sandusky having inappropriate contact with an underage boy over the course of four years, beginning when the boy was ten years old. The next day, McQueary reported the incident to head coach Joe Paterno.
I made sure he knew it was sexual and wrong. There was no doubt. It is my job now to figure out what we want to do. At the Preliminary Hearing, McQueary also testified that he "believed" Sandusky was having "some type of intercourse" with the boy. He said that this was based on "the positioning" of Sandusky and the boy, but that he never saw "insertion" or "penetration" and is not " percent sure" that intercourse was occurring.
At the Preliminary Hearing of Curley and Schultz, McQueary testified that he would have given Curley and Schultz a "rough idea" of the body positions of the individuals in the shower, and would have described the activity as "extremely sexual and I thought some kind of intercourse was going on.
I love to be around them. I enjoy spending time with people. I mean, my two favorite groups are the elderly and the young. What I think? I mean, what I think are that these are individual matters. These kids, some of them, I know them.
Some of them. Two of the kids. My gut feeling would be that they got pulled into this. Over the course of the trial that lasted eight days, jurors heard from eight witnesses who testified that Sandusky sexually abused them.
The boy was 11 or 12 years old when the sexual abuse started. A psychiatrist testifying for the defense, Dr. Eliot Atkins, diagnosed Sandusky with histrionic personality disorder , a disorder characterized by attention seeking behavior and exaggerated emotions.
Atkins testified that the letters written by Sandusky to the accusers were consistent with this disorder, rather than "grooming" behavior as alleged by the prosecution. He had been ready to testify for the prosecution, but did not do so. He will not be eligible for parole until he serves at least 30 years. His earliest possible release date will be October 9, ; when he will be 98 years old—virtually assuring that he will die in prison.
In pronouncing the sentence, Cleland said that Sandusky was a particularly dangerous breed of child molester because he masked his manipulation and abuse of children behind a respectable facade. This would subject him to stringent reporting requirements if he is released. Sandusky would not only have to report his address to police every three months for the rest of his life, but would also have to participate in a court-approved counseling program; however, this designation will likely be academic since as mentioned above, Sandusky will almost certainly die in prison.
Although these were spelled out in the state indictment, federal authorities have jurisdiction over any crime that crosses a state line. The policy also requires all Penn State employees working with children to go through a background check and training related to child abuse and reporting requirements. After interviewing over people and reviewing over 3. Sandusky had showered with a boy"  and then telling Sandusky not to bring his "guests" into the Penn State facilities; but the topic of sexual abuse was not broached with Sandusky.
The report states that Sandusky had access to the Lasch Building until November Over the next ten-year period, Sandusky "was frequently at the Lasch Building working out, showing up at campus events that Penn State supported He was showering with young boys, staying in dormitories There are more red flags than you could count, over a long period of time.
Indeed, the continued access provided Sandusky with the very currency that enabled him to attract his victims". They are the first men to allege abuse before the s. He was housed in protective custody.
The letter was reportedly sent out in error. The book also includes a quote in a foreword  from football coach Dick Vermeil about Sandusky: "He could very well be the Will Rogers of the coaching profession.
King & Spalding
Background[ edit ] Jerry Sandusky was an assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team from to The grand jury hears cases in full but does not have the authority to indict. State attorney general Linda L. Kelly prepared a presentment which included credibility determinations about the testimonies received before the first grand jury for the second grand jury.
Penn State alumni trustees attack Freeh investigation into Jerry Sandusky scandal
Its release continues what has been an unending battle for those who believe that the former Penn State leaders perhaps made some misjudgments about how to handle Sandusky but did nothing intentionally wrong, and that a vaunted football program was scapegoated. Even its airing has been contentious. After the university leadership sat on the report, given to them last summer, alumni trustee and Chester County businessman Anthony Lubrano bought ads in the Centre Daily Times and paid for a plane to fly over Beaver Stadium during football games pulling a banner that asked Penn State president Eric Barron, "What are you hiding? Release the Report!
Penn State child sex abuse scandal
Sandusky retired in , but kept an office at the school and used its facilities, where there were several reported sightings of him assaulting young children on campus. Sandusky was found guilty on June 22 of 45 criminal counts relating to the assault of 10 boys over a year period. Freeh said his team conducted interviews and pored over 3. No one spoke to Curley, Schultz or Paterno to complete the report, instead relying on documents and emails. Curley and Schultz both face criminal charges for failing to report allegations of child abuse against Sandusky to law enforcement or child protection authorities in In a January interview with the Washington Post , Paterno tried to explain his rationale for not reporting Sandusky. Curley and Schultz stated that the "humane" thing to do was to "carefully and responsibly assess" the best way to handle the allegations against Sandusky, but reported nothing to anyone.