Jerry Sandusky

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Sandusky Son Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse

He asked young teen to send him nude photos

(Newser) - One of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children is following in his father's footsteps—and it's not as a football coach. Jeffrey Sandusky is on his way to a Pennsylvania state prison after pleading guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse , reports CNN . Under a plea deal,... More »

Police Report Sheds Doubt on Paterno's Claims on Sandusky

Alleges Paterno told complainant in 2001 it was the '2nd complaint' he'd heard

(Newser) - It's long been alleged that the late Joe Paterno had been informed about sexual abuse at the hands of Jerry Sandusky decades before the Penn State head coach said he knew. But a Pennsylvania State Police report seen exclusively by CNN appears to strengthen those claims, laying out newly... More »

It's Been a Busy News Cycle for 'The Mooch'

New communications chief raises tensions with Reince Priebus

(Newser) - Anthony Scaramucci, aka The Mooch, had his biggest day in the spotlight yet, and the end result doesn't appear to be good news for Reince Priebus. The new White House communications chief had a chance to ease tensions with President Trump's chief of staff in a memorable CNN... More »

Cops: Jerry Sandusky's Son Sexually Assaulted a Child

Jeffrey Sandusky is jailed on multiple counts

(Newser) - The adopted son of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and accused of the same crime as his father: sexually assaulting a child, reports WTAJ . Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arraigned Monday and also faces charges of child pornography and the corruption of minors, reports TMZ . Police say... More »

Reports: Joe Paterno Knew About Sexual Abuse for Decades

And 6 other coaches had witnessed it as far back as 1976

(Newser) - According to new reports, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno may have known about Jerry Sandusky molesting children as far back as 1971—a full 30 years earlier than he had previously claimed. Based on court documents and inside sources, NBC News reports up to six assistant coaches had... More »

Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuses in 1976: Insurer

Family lawyer says there is 'no corroborating evidence'

(Newser) - One line in a court order has revealed what PennLive calls a "bombshell" in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer wrote than an insurer—involved in a dispute over whether it should cover the $60 million in settlements Penn State... More »

Sandusky Cost Penn State Far More Than Reported

Audit says school paid or set aside $92.8M for 32 claims

(Newser) - The Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal has cost Penn State far more than was previously reported—and the university could still dish out more. Though the school previously reported paying out almost $60 million to 26 victims, a financial audit for the 2015 fiscal year ending June 30 shows Penn... More »

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Can't Practice Law

Kathleen Kane's license is suspended amid criminal investigation

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's No. 1 legal official is in the unique position of being unable to practice law. The state's Supreme Court suspended the law license of Attorney General Kathleen Kane yesterday as she faces a criminal investigation involving charges of perjury and obstruction, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The state'... More »

Penn State Asks Sandusky to Renew Season Tickets

School explains it was a mass mailing and will update its mailing list

(Newser) - "Dear Gerald A: Congratulations on being identified as one of the elite college football fans in the nation. You have worked diligently to separate yourself by exhibiting unrivaled tenacity, character, and loyalty." Not a bad way to start your appeal to a season-ticket holder if you're trying... More »

Probe: Delays in Sandusky Case 'Inexcusable'

But they weren't driven by politics: report

(Newser) - A new report on the child-molestation investigation of Jerry Sandusky reveals "an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator," says Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, who commissioned the report. Delays weren't, however, due to political concerns, the report finds. Kane had previously... More »

Sandusky Son Wants New Name

As $60M victim settlement is approved

(Newser) - Matt Sandusky appears to want no association with the adoptive father he says sexually abused him , including one by name. The son of Jerry Sandusky has asked the Centre County Court in Pennsylvania to change his name, along with those of his wife and four children, the AP reports. No... More »

Jerry Sandusky Speaks

Talks Paterno, McQueary in telephone interviews

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky says that if Penn State coach Joe Paterno "absolutely thought" he was a pedophile, he would not have let him coach. "If he had a suspicion, I don't know the answer to that," he says. He made the statement in the course of 3.... More »

Paternos Blast Freeh Report as 'Rush to Injustice'

Dead coach's family commission own report to salvage legacy

(Newser) - Joe Paterno 's family is trying to get the last word in on the tarnished legacy of the legendary Penn State coach, releasing this morning a report of their own that blasts the findings of the Freeh Report. Calling Louis Freeh's conclusion that Paterno concealed Jerry Sandusky'... More »

Sandusky Back in Court, Says Trial Wasn't Fair

Court to hold new hearing today to see if re-trial needed

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky was sentenced months ago , but hearings in the Penn State abuse case aren't over. Today, the court will hear lawyers debate the fairness of the trial, the AP reports. Calling for a new trial, Sandusky's team holds that it wasn't afforded enough preparation time. Defense... More »

Sandusky: I Want Better Prison Conditions

Former Penn State coach planning an appeal

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky is gearing up for another legal battle, says his lawyer: He wants better living conditions in prison. In a five-tier security rating system, Sandusky is a Level 2 prisoner—but he is living in harsher Level 5 conditions, lawyer Karl Rominger tells the AP following Sandusky's first... More »

Sandusky: I Want My Pension

He says state had no legal grounds to revoke it

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky worked hard for his pension, and he doesn't think he should lose it over a few dozen pesky rape convictions. The former Penn State coach has appealed a decision to revoke his $59,000-a-year pension , arguing that he's still legally entitled to it, the AP reports.... More »

Penn State's Ex-President Arraigned, Free on $125K Bond

Spanier faces charges in Sandusky scandal

(Newser) - Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier, facing multiple charges for his alleged role in covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, was released today on $125,000 bond after his arraignment, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Spanier's lawyer called the charges—conspiracy, obstruction, perjury, and child endangerment—"... More »

Ex-Penn State Prez Faces Perjury Charges

Graham Spanier accused of trying to cover up Jerry Sandusky case

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's attorney general is expected to announce charges today against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier for his alleged role in covering up Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes. Spanier, who was ousted along with Joe Paterno when the scandal broke, faces perjury and obstruction of justice charges, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More »

In Letters to Judge, Sanduskys Blame Victims

Couple describes abused boys as liars, ingrates

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, blamed his victims for his sex abuse conviction in letters written to the judge before his sentencing earlier this week. Instead of expressing regret, the Sanduskys labeled the young men ingrates and liars in the letters, which have now been made public, CNN reports.... More »

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years

Sentence 'will never make me whole,' Victim No. 5 tells court

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky remained defiant today, insisting that "I did not do these disgusting acts" as he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State to its foundation, reports CNN . Sandusky, who apparently arrived in court this morning wearing a smile,... More »

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