Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky was arrested on Nov. 5, 2011 on charges that he preyed on boys he met through The Second Mile, a charity he founded for at-risk youths. Sandusky has been charged with molesting eight young boys between 1994 and 2009. The allegations range from sexual advances to touching to oral and anal sex. The young men testified before a state grand jury that they were in their early teens when some of the abuse occurred; there is evidence even younger children may have been victimized. In all, he is charged with 40 criminal counts. Sandusky's attorney said his client has known about the accusations for about three years and maintains his innocence. His trial began on Monday, June 11, 2012. Sandusky spent three decades at Penn State running the defense.
Author: Casey Glynn
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