Tag:Jerry Sandusky Court Date
Posted on: November 23, 2011 12:12 am
Edited on: November 23, 2011 12:18 am

Two new Sandusky child abuse cases opened

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In one of the biggest signs yet that the scandal involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is still intensifying, PennLive.com's Sara Ganim reported on Tuesday that two new cases of alleged child abuse by Sandusky are being investigated. Also, since the investigation on these two new cases is being done by Child and Youth Services in Pennsylvania, that means the two alleged victims are still under 18 today.

This is believed to be the first time Child and Youth Services has become involved in this investigation, as the other five alleged victims coming forward to assist the investigation are now currently adults (though all were children at the time of the alleged incidents). Under Pennsylvania state law, allegations of abuse made by adults are handled solely by the police; it's only when a minor makes an allegation that Child and Youth Services is used.

There is no word on when the alleged incidents in these newly opened cases occurred, just that the cases were opened within the past 60 days. Earlier, it was reported that a dozen new potential victims had come forward to Pennsylvania state prosecutors, though it is unclear whether these two new cases are the result of children coming forward before or after the 40 sexual assault charges were formally brought against Sandusky. Further, it should be noted that the cases have not resulted in any new charges being pressed, though that may certainly change once the investigations have concluded.

In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola said he believed more charges could be brought against his client, and he worries that the additional charges may result in Sandusky being sent back to jail. Amendola did not specify what led him to believe that more charges would be coming.

Sandusky's preliminary hearing on the charges is set for December 13 in Centre County court.
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:23 pm

Mom of alleged Sandusky victim says he confessed

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In an exclusive interview with PennLive.com, the mother of one of the alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky case said that Sandusky personally admitted to inappropriately touching her son while showering with him in 1998. The mother, who like her son is remaining unidentified, said that Sandusky told her he had committed the act, but investigators later declined to press charges. Here's more:

It allegedly happened in May 1998, following a tour of the football locker rooms. Her son and another boy, both 11, shared a shower with Sandusky.

When he got home he said, ‘If you’re wondering why my hair is wet, we took a shower together,’ and ran into his room, his mom recalls.

But after a six-week investigation that included the mother confronting Sandusky in her home as police listened in the other room, Sandusky was cleared.

Then-Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar decided there wasn’t enough evidence.

When the mother confronted Sandusky, he said: “I understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won’t get it from you. I wish I were dead,” according the presentment from the grand jury.

“Jerry Sandusky admitted to my face, he admitted it,” the mother said. “He admitted that he lathered up my son they were naked and he bear-hugged him. If they would have done something about it in 1998, and then again in 2002 — there was two chances they dropped the ball and I think they should all be held accountable.”

In an interesting twist, Gricar disappeared in 2005, and has been presumed dead since then. Gricar never publicly spoke about why he declined to press charges, but the mother has said she was told "it was all a big mistake," according to PennLive.com. 

Gricar remained district attorney in 2002, when the next alleged incident involving Sandusky took place, but by all accounts he was never informed about that alleged incident. Indeed, police would not be notified about Sandusky's alleged conduct again until 2009, 11 years after this alleged incident, when the latest alleged victim came forth; that admission sparked the grand jury investigation that continues to this day.

In related news, Sandusky's court hearing on his charges has been moved from this Wednesday to December 7, per a continuation request from his attorneys. 

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