Jerry Sandusky

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Jerry Sandusky
Gerald Arthur Sandusky

(1944-01-26) January 26, 1944 (age 76)
OccupationCollege football coach (retired)
Criminal statusIncarcerated at State Correctional Institution – Somerset; earliest possible release October 9, 2042
Spouse(s)Dottie Sandusky
Children6 (adopted)
Conviction(s)June 22, 2012
Criminal chargeInvoluntary deviant sexual intercourse, indecent assault, criminal intent to commit indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering welfare of children
Penalty30 to 60 years in prison, sentenced on October 9, 2012
Playing career
1963–1965Penn State
Position(s)Defensive end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966Penn State (graduate assistant)
1967Juniata (assistant)
1968Boston University (assistant)
1969Penn State (DL)
1970–1976Penn State (LB)
1977–1999Penn State (DC/LB)
Accomplishments and honors
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame[1]

Gerald Arthur Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is an American convicted serial rapist, child molester and retired college football coach. Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno, from 1969 to 1999. He

received "Assistant Coach of the Year" awards in 1986 and 1999.[2] Sandusky authored several books related to his football coaching experiences.

In 1977, Sandusky founded The Second Mile, a non-profit charity serving Pennsylvania's underprivileged and at-risk youth.[3]

Controversies[change | change source]

In 2011, following a two-year grand jury investigation, Sandusky was arrested and charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period from 1994 to 2009.[4] Sandusky was sentenced on October 9, 2012, to 30 to 60 years in prison—at his age, effectively a life sentence.[5] On October 31, 2012, Sandusky was moved to Pennsylvania's SCI Greene "supermax" prison to serve his sentence.[6]

On January 30, 2013, Pennsylvania Judge John Cleland denied Sandusky's request for a new trial.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tuscano, Joe (November 19, 2011). "Picture this: Sandusky still in hall". Observer–Reporter. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. "Sandusky Awarded Assistant Coach of the Year". Archived from the original on November 17, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  3. "The Second Mile". Archived from the original on June 8, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  4. Viera, Mark (November 5, 2011). "Former Coach at Penn State Is Charged With Abuse". The New York Times. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  5. "Jerry Sandusky gets 30-60 years for molesting boys". The Patriot-News. PennLive. October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  6. "Jerry Sandusky moved to prison for death row inmates - ESPN". 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  7. "Pa. judge: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved January 30, 2013.

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