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June 22nd, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Sandusky's son claims sexual abuse

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt was slated as a surprise prosecution witness.

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Filed under: Crime • Jerry Sandusky • Susan Candiotti
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  1. Saiyad

    This whole topic makes me sick and pissed off. i have read the inmcitdent and I am not going to defend JoPa or any of the administration at Penn State that heard what was happening with Sandusky and the boy in the shower. With that being said I believe that everyone's anger is directed at the wrong person. We should be extremely disappointed with the way the situation was handled by the administration at Penn State but the real focus should be on the grad student. He is the one that after being an eye witness to a rape did nothing to stop it but run home to tell his father. Upon disusing the scene with him he decided to wait a full day to report the incident not to the police but to JoPa. Who in turn relayed what he had been told to his supervisors. At this point everything is one mans word against another. This is where the administration is at fault for not reporting something of this nature to the police. However, as a male in my 20s I do not understand how someone who is a former football player and physically fit did not beat the piss out of a man they see raping a young boy. Instead of running away and hiding for 10 years this grad student should have taken immediate action by putting on his big boy pants and calling the police himself. This man (at this point in time) is still on the coaching staff at Penn State. Now people are calling for a self imposed death penalty at Penn State because football is too important to the school. Lets get one thing straight here. Football should be about the guys playing the sport. None of which have done anything wrong. Why punish them? With the incident that has taken place Penn State will see enough damage to their school and legacy. It has been a sad week for college football

    August 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  2. C Oliver

    Sandusky will have a welcoming crowed of sex offender and other low life, who want his service for life. He pick 8 to 12
    age children because they were free of disease, but in prison he he will have no choice.

    June 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    Prison forever,no time out for nothing.He is a damn creepJim Thomas Phx.Az.

    June 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  4. manning El Paso, TX

    Sandusky sexually assault for years at the 2nd mile , it was hog haven for him taking advantage of poor children with promise and made then believe he love then, I think he gave the same stories to his adopted son.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  5. Beth

    I was not surprised to hear that Sandusky sexually assaulted his adopted son. In fact, when the victims first came forward I was surprised that none of them were his children. Pedophiles seek out situations that put them in close contact with children. Sandusky is a prime example (e.g. his job as a coach, starting a foundation for underprivileged kids and adopting children). Scout Masters, teachers, counsellors and, sadly, the priesthood, are all 'popular' occupations as well. I worked for Corrections Canada for several years and dealt with many sex offenders including pedophiles. One case that comes to mind was man who had 85+ convictions for sexually assaulting young (8-9 year old) girls. He once escaped from prison and went to California. The first thing he did was to approach a little girl who was selling lemonade outside her home. He was caught and deemed a Dangerous Offender. There is no warrant expiry for this category of offender so he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. We provide extensive treatment and programming for sex offenders but the recidivism rate is high because their attraction to children is deeply rooted and they can no more change their sexual orientation then a heterosexual or homosexual person can change theirs.I feel Sandusky fits into the category of dangerous offender so a life sentence is probably appropriate not only for punitive reasons but also for the safety of society.

    June 22, 2012 at 11:55 am |

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