According to sources close to the case, Jerry Sandusky allegedly wrote one of his victims inappropriate love letters, the contents of which will be read in testimony once the high-profile child sex abuse trial begins. The handwritten letters were sent to an accuser known only as ‘Victim 4,’ who is just one of eight witnesses scheduled to testify against the disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach. Sandusky, 68, faces 52 criminal counts relating to the abuse of at least 10 underage boys over a period of 15 years.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/25/12: On Friday, Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over a period of 15 years, charges that shattered the once pristine image of Penn State University football and led to the firing of revered head coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defense coach who was once considered to be next in line to take over Paterno’s job, showed little emotion as he was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/22/12: This week, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adopted sons reportedly admitted to authorities that the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused him as a child. Lawyers for Matt Sandusky, who is one of Jerry Sandusky’s six adopted children, issued a statement yesterday saying that the 33-year-old was prepared to testify on behalf of the prosecution in his father’s high-profile sex abuse trial. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/19/12: Friends and ex-colleagues of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky testified yesterday on behalf of the defense in order to counter prosecution witnesses’ claims that he sexually abused boys in locker room showers. The testimony came at the beginning of the second week of a trial that has proceeded at a surprisingly brisk pace. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/15/12: The high-profile child sex abuse trial involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has adjourned for the week, following graphic testimony from eight prosecution witnesses. The last witness’s testimony has been described as the most explicit of the trial to date, but also the most problematic because some of its details differed from those of earlier witnesses. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/13/12: Taking the stand for the first time on Tuesday, former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary told jurors that he saw Jerry Sandusky naked in a locker room shower engaging in explicit sex acts with a prepubescent boy about 10 years ago. McQueary’s account differed little from his testimony given last December at a preliminary hearing, except that the shower encounter took place in 2001 instead of 2002. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/12/12: The second day of Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial got underway this morning with tearful testimony from a witness known so far only as ‘Victim 1,’ a teenager whose mother’s complaints sparked a grand jury investigation. The trial’s second witness to testify, the young man cried as he described to jurors how the former Penn State assistant football coach performed explicit sex acts on him after meeting him through The Second Mile, a charitable organization Sandusky founded in 1977. Click here to learn more.
Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Update 6/11/12: Opening arguments in the high profile child sex abuse trial involving a former Penn State assistant football coach got underway today in Bellefonte, PA., thrusting the notorious scandal back into the public spotlight. Eight young men are scheduled to testify in Centre County Court about how 68-year-old Jerry Sandusky befriended and abused them as boys over a 15-year period. Click here to learn more.
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June 6, 2012 – Victim 4 is the first witness scheduled to testify against Sandusky, and is expected to show golf clubs and other gifts allegedly given to him by the man during the period the abuse took place. According to court documents, the letters were handwritten by Sandusky, and one of them contains a strange story written in the third person. Now 28 years old, Victim 4 met the coach through a charitable organization he founded, The Second Mile.
Sandusky, who was once considered a possible successor to Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, created The Second Mile in 1977 to provide various programming – including football camps which Sandusky himself was a part of – for at-risk children. Paterno was fired last November following Sandusky’s arrest, and then died of lung cancer in January. No criminal charges were brought against Paterno, but he did state that he regretted how he handled a complaint from a staff member about seeing Sandusky in a locker room shower with an underage boy 10 years ago.
News of the love letters came yesterday, as nine jurors were selected during the first day of proceedings at Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. On house arrest since December, Sandusky is facing 52 counts of child sexual abuse. Court documents indicate that Sandusky met many of his alleged victims, who ranged in age from 11 to 17, at events hosted by The Second Mile.
To date, at least three of Sandusky’s accusers have filed legal claims or notices they intend to sue, with each naming The Second Mile as a defendant. Although the actual number of accusers is still uncertain, court documents suggest there may be upwards of 17 alleged victims in the case.
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