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Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:13 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

The Jerry Sandusky scandal in State College took an interesting turn over the weekend, when it was pointed out that the judge who released the former Penn State defensive coordinator on bail had ties to The Second Mile - the charity founded by Sandusky.

Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, targeting many of his victims through the organization set up for troubled youths. Prosecutors in the case requested $500,000 bail for Sandusky, but Judge Leslie Dutchcot allowed him to be freed on $100,000 unsecured bail.

Judge Dutchcot's biography on the website of the law firm Goodall & Yurchak previously listed her as a volunteer for The Second Mile. Since news of the ties between the district judge and Sandusky spread, it appears the law firm has opted to pull down all of their attorney and staff profiles from the website.

Dutchcot's ties to Sandusky probably should have been addressed publicly before presiding on the case. If is possible her volunteering could have had no direct contact to the alleged sex offender at all. However, dropping the bail to 20% of the prosecution's request and then pulling the biography from the law firm's website do not help Dutchcot's argument for being the right person to preside over this matter.

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Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: November 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Sandusky didn't have to pay bail

This should probably be pointed out - "unsecured bail" means that no money was paid.

If Sandusky doesn't show up for court, then he is liable

Which means that Jerry Sandusky, accused of 40 counts of anally raping 10 year old boys DID NOT HAVE TO PAY BAIL TO GET OUT OF JAIL!!!

Since: Feb 11, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:55 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity


Since: Jun 2, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:46 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

the town that penn st. is located gets creepier and creepier.......kinda reminds me of a sci-fi movie that takes place in a small isolated town with all kinds of deep dark dirty secrets where outsiders are not welcome.......i am starting to believe that this town is involved in some kind of wierd cult......i think that maybe the feds (fbi) should take over the investigation......cuz if you let the authorities of that town do it they are just gonna be covering up for each others child rapist enablers in the hell does a serial molestor and rapist of kids get bail  and allowed to roam free!!.....its freaking unbelievable!!

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:44 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

yup. NAMBLA called. they are suing State Penn for infringement. 

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:28 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

When in the hell are the feds going to get involved?!?!?!?  That is the only way that the PSU faithful won't lie, steal or cheat to protect JoePa and the football program.  I guess it is more important for Congress to get involved in PEDs in baseball.  I seriously doubt that these kids will ever get justice.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:25 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

How does this surprise anyone?  This woman should be disbarred for allowing herself to take part in the case.  This is yet another bit of evidence of how far the PSU pride will go for there football team.  Even in light of all of them supporting a known child rapist.  Unbelievable!  

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:20 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

It just keeps going and going.  The feds need to come in and take this thing over.  Like another post said everything is connected to PSU football and the people that have been abused are not getting protected in anyway.  This is a travesty of justice and the next thing we need is a another publicity hungry judge.  I could specualte that the judge didn't want to be excused from the trial so that she could get in the spotlight and sell a book.  The intrest in this case is huge and anyone who is involved with the case has the potential for face time.  PLEASE GET YOU HEADS OUT OF YOUR $$$ PENN STATE.  KIDS WERE ABUSED. PROTECT THEM. PLEASE...

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:20 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

It's looking more and more like the university fired the prez and JoPa to try to make it look like they were surprised by all of this, when in fact it was well known and they are scapegoating.  It's no secret that many in the admin felt that JoPa was getting senile and they wanted to replace him, and this was a quick way to get rid of him.  After all, why him, but not some of the others involved, who are instead on "admistrative leave" instead of being fired?  Penn State is a cesspool.

One also wonders why there have been so many Penn State commercials on TV before this scandal broke.  Not during a game, but all over the place.  Never seen that kind of advertisement by a major university before, and I found it strange.  Maybe they were trying to get a positive image out there before they allowed this scandal to be revealed (also timed the release for after JoPa breaks the record for wins).

Huge coverup, it seems.

Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:09 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

The judge did not recuse herself? That speaks volumes! There is no one in that position who has not received more than adequate training of conflict of interest EVERY YEAR.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:09 pm

Report: Judge had ties to Sandusky's charity

An end of the rug has been lifted already and the Sandusky travisty will be swept under it soon enough.Hide your male children.

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