October 9, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky rested his elbows on the wooden lectern and leaned toward the judge. He didn't speak of remorse or plead for leniency, as many convicted felons do at sentencing. Instead, the former assistant football coach launched into a rallying speech, the type he might have once presented during an especially tough game at Penn State, where some remember him as "Touchdown Jerry. " "We're definitely in the fourth quarter now," said Sandusky, 68, who was convicted in June on 45 counts of sexually...
June 19, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Seven months after Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged as a serial child molester, his attorneys presented the first full day of his defense, bringing to the stand his supportive wife, Dottie , a rash of loyal friends and a psychologist who said he'd recently diagnosed Sandusky with a condition called histrionic personality disorder. The defense also called two state troopers to the stand and tried to show that they had coached a key prosecution witness into...
June 20, 2012 |
Bellefonte, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky has chosen to remain silent. After much anticipation that the former Penn State assistant football coach would directly address the child sex abuse charges against him, Sandusky's lead attorney, Joe Amendola, faced Judge John Cleland late Wednesday morning and said, "Your honor, at this time the defense rests. " The prosecution quickly announced that it would not offer rebuttal witnesses. Such was the anticlimactic end of testimony in the Sandusky trial, which...
June 21, 2012
These letters are among six written by Jerry Sandusky to a boy referred to in a grand jury report, and also at Sandusky's trial on child molestation charges, as "Victim 4. " The text below was transcribed by a Washington Post reporter from images shown to the news media on a screen in court Friday afternoon during jury deliberations after the letters were admitted into evidence. Note: The Washington Post does not generally print the names of alleged sex abuse victims, so [Victim 4] or [----]
July 12, 2012 |
Joe Paterno was a liar, there's no doubt about that now. He was also a cover-up artist. If the Freeh report is correct in its summary of the Penn State child molestation scandal , the public Paterno of the last few years was a work of fiction. In his place is a hubristic, indictable hypocrite. In the last interview before his death , Paterno insisted as strenuously as a dying man could that he had absolutely no knowledge of a 1998 police inquiry into child molestation...
January 13, 2012
Coming today at 4 p.m. on this page and in Sunday's Washington Post: Sally Jenkins's exclusive interview with Joe Paterno, his first extensive comments on the Penn State scandal and its fallout. UPDATE: Paterno back in hospital for observation Paterno, 85, worked in the Penn State football program for more than 60 years, the final 46 as head coach. His 409 coaching victories are the most in the history of college football's top division, and he is a...