Lawyer: Sandusky Teaching Kids How to Shower?

He stresses that he's speaking hypothetically
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2011 5:51 PM CST
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Hey, Jerry Sandusky and his lawyers are still talking, and today's highlight comes courtesy of attorney Karl Rominger. First he told abc27 News this, as a possible explanation of why Sandusky showered with boys: "Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body."

After the comment started getting media play, Rominger backtracked: "When answering why a person might be in a shower with a youth, I proposed one hypothetical, such as an adult leading by example and encouraging a youth with bad or poor hygiene to shower regularly. Some commentators have argued that I am saying that Mr. Sandusky showered with youths and touched them inappropriately for the purpose of teaching them how to shower. That is not what I said." For the record, this is not the same Sandusky attorney who inadvertently promoted a gay sex phone line. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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