Former Daughter-in-Law: Sandusky Touched My Son

Jill Thomas fights ruling allowing former coach to see grandkids
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Former Daughter-in-Law: Sandusky Touched My Son
Jerry Sandusky pauses while speaking to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pa.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jerry Sandusky was given the OK to see most of his grandchildren yesterday, and his former daughter-in-law isn't happy about it. Sandusky "inappropriately touched my son," says Jill Thomas, adding that she thinks he was grooming the child for sex abuse. Sandusky still isn't allowed to see Thomas' three children, who were excepted from yesterday's ruling, but Thomas says she doesn't believe it is safe for Sandusky to be around "any children" and that she will continue to fight the ruling. Sandusky was not charged with a crime over the allegations that he touched his grandson, ABC News notes.

“Although I have kept silent up until now to protect my children and my family’s privacy, I can no longer keep silent about Jerry Sandusky’s request to be permitted to see my children,” Thomas said in a statement. “Shortly after news of the child sexual abuse criminal charges against Jerry Sandusky became public, my children reported to me that Jerry Sandusky, their grandfather, had inappropriately touched my son. I was devastated by this news.” (Read more Penn State sex abuse stories.)

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