They can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. My wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. Our love continues. A young man who is dramatic and a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won. I’ve wondered what they really won. Attention, financial gain, prestige will all be temporary.Before you blame me, as others have, look at everything and everybody. Look at the preparation for the trial and the trial. Compare it to others. Think about what happened, why and who made it happen. Evaluate the accusers and their families. Realize they didn’t come out of isolation. The accusers were products of many more people and experiences than me. Look at their confidants and their honesty. Think about how easy it was for them to turn on me given the information, attention, and potential perks. I never labeled or put down them or their families. I tried and I cared, then asked for the same. Please realize all came to the Second Mile because of issues. Some of those may remain.We will continue to fight. We didn’t lose to proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. Anything can be said. We lost to speculation and stories influenced by people who wanted to convict me. We must fight unfairness, inconsistency and dishonesty. People need to be portrayed for who they really are. We’ve not been complainers, and we couldn’t have kids we adopted, and we didn’t have time to prepare for trial. We still gave it our beset. We will fight for another chance. We have given many second chances and now will ask for one.It will take more than our effort. Justice will have to be more than just a word, fairness be more than just a dream. It will take others — somebody apolitical with the courage to listen, to think about the unfairness, to have the guts to stand up and take the road less traveled. I ask for the strength to handle everything and the willingness to surrender only to God, regardless of the outcome.
The convicted serial child molester served as an assistant coach at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno from 1969 to 1999. Following his retirement from college football he continued “not so charitable work” with The Second Mile (where he reportedly met his molestation victims) and even maintained an office at Penn State until 2011.
In 2011, following an extensive two-year grand jury investigation…he Sandusky was arrested and charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse against young boys which took place over a 15-year period. Four of the 52 counts against him were dropped. This left 48 counts remaining.
On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 charges.
Jerry Sandusky Coach Career…
Penn State (graduate assistant)
Boston University (assistant)
Penn State (DL)
Penn State (LB)
Penn State (DC/LB)