‘Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story’

Posted by on Nov 07, 2011 at 5:25 pm

The cover-up is usually worse than the crimes, but not in this case.  Time for your resignation, Mr. Paterno.

The allegations against Sandusky include eight named victims who have testified that Sandusky befriended them through the charitable organization he founded, The Second Mile, a group home and outreach program for troubled boys. Sandusky allegedly tried to mentor the boys, plied them with gifts, trips to sporting events, and access to the Penn State football facilities, and then sexually assaulted them.

Sandusky had coached at Penn State for 23 years, and served as the defensive coordinator before retiring in 1999. After his retirement, Sandusky continued to have full access to the school’s grounds and an office in the football department, where he brought children from The Second Mile, according to the indictment.

Sandusky was known for his love of children before the incident. He and his wife, Dottie, adopted five children and have raised three foster children, and in 1977, Sandusky officially founded the Second Mile, which ran a group home and programs for troubled boys in the State College, Pa., area. In 2001, Sandusky published a book called, “Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story,” about a man devoted to helping disadvantaged children through Second Mile.

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