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Former Penn State president says he was unaware of Sandusky abuse

Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham B. Spanier has insisted that he never knew of any sexual abuse of children by one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, lawyers for Spanier said Tuesday.


Report: Ex-PSU president OK'd not reporting abuse

Jerry Sandusky

A news organization says it has seen emails showing Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable'' for failing to report it.


Loophole could let Sandusky keep $59,000 annual pension

Jerry Sandusky

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, could still profit from his public pension. Sandusky stands to collect $58,898 each year, according to, because the crimes he committed are not included on the list of 22 that would force him to give up his benefits.


Sandusky's adopted son told Pennsylvania police of abuse: report

Jerry Sandusky's adult adopted son told police he had lied to a grand jury when he denied being sexually abused by the former Penn State University assistant football coach and said he was coming forward so his family would know the truth, according to a tape of his police interview aired by NBC on Tuesday.


How To Protect Children and Adolescents from Sexual Abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of sexual abuse of children has, once again, put child sex abuse on the front page.


At worn-out Penn State, relief, then time to move on

University tries to move forward after a long, public ordeal. All of the five TVs in Bill Pickle's Tap Room are tuned into the news. The verdict is in for the former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.


Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky convicted of 45 counts in sex abuse trial

Jerry Sandusky Handcuffed

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.


Jerry Sandusky's lawyer: Acquittal on all charges would be a shock

The lead defense attorney representing Jerry Sandusky told reporters on Friday that it would be a shock if the former Penn State University assistant football coach were acquitted of all of the charges of sexually abusing children now being weighed by sequestered jurors.


Sandusky's adopted son says former Penn State coach abused him

Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial.


3 of 51 counts against Sandusky thrown out

Jurors in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky began deliberating his fate Thursday afternoon after prosecutors said Sandusky's attorneys had outlined "a conspiracy that collapses under its own weight."


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