Despite being convicted of molesting children through his Second Mile charity, the former Penn State football coach continues to deny his guilt and blames a hasty legal process for his current predicament. In Sandusky’s estimation, this never would have happened if his defense were allowed adequate time to prepare for trial.
Sandusky even claims that his only sexual partner was his wife, Dottie, and that was only after marriage.
How is this level of denial even possible in a case like this?
Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse and started a chain of events that included the firing of legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, effectively negating his many athletic achievements. Granted, Paterno and a number of school administrators were terminated for failing to take action after learning of Sandusky’s crimes, but none of it would have been necessary if Sandusky weren’t guilty of committing them in the first place.
Of course, Sandusky faces sentencing tomorrow and will likely do anything he can, however desperate, to try to save either his ass or his reputation. And as much as I hate to say it, I’m afraid it’s much too late to save either of them.
Enjoy prison, Mr. Sandusky. And may every passing day remind you of the hurt you inflicted on these poor, unsuspecting children.
Posted on October 9, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Child abuse, commentary, crime, current-events, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, law, news, Penn State, Pennsylvania State University, personal, perspectives, Sexual abuse. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.