Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky Arrested for Sex Abuse Crimes

Penn State Logo with Nittany LionsA three-year investigation has led to the arrest of a well-respected Penn State defensive coach. Jerry Sandusky was indicted last week on counts of sexual crimes including rape, sodomy and molestation.

Sandusky, 67, is alleged to have committed sex abuse crimes with eight different minors from the Second Mile program. He abused the children he met through the non-profit organization he founded in 1977 for underprivileged children. He is reported to have sexually abused young boys in Penn State locker rooms, his home and other locations.

In addition to Sandusky, Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and Penn State Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz were also charged on Nov. 5 in link to these alleged crimes.  They both were incriminated with “perjury and failure to report the incident.”

According to the investigation Curley and Schultz were both aware that Sandusky sexually abused a minor in a locker room on campus and neither reported it to the police. A grand jury’s findings state that the two have known about the abuse since 2002.

The university will fund counsel for both Curley and Schultz since the matter concerns how they conducted themselves as employees, said Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers.

Via The LA Times

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