Monday, November 14, 2011

Penn State Abuse Case - Sandusky admits he showered with and touched boys

More Accusations Surface in Penn State Abuse Case
November 14, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Close to 10 additional suspected victims have come forward to the authorities since the arrest of the former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on Nov. 5 on 40 counts of sexually abusing young boys, according to people close to the investigation. The police are working to confirm the new allegations....

In a phone interview with Bob Costas that was broadcast Monday night on “Rock Center,” Sandusky said he was innocent of the charges against him and declared that he was not a pedophile. He did acknowledge, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”

“I could say that I have done some of those things,” he said of the accusations against him. “I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact.”....

The Pennsylvania attorney general has said that Sandusky used the Second Mile to prey on young boys and that he met each of the eight boys mentioned in the grand jury report through the foundation.

Jerry Sandusky says he's innocent but admits contact with kids 11/14/11 Sporting News

Jerry Sandusky says he's "innocent" of the sexual abuse charges against him, but does not deny that he "horsed around," showered with and touched boys while a Penn State assistant coach.

Sandusky tells NBC's Bob Costas that his physical encounters were never sexual in nature. A grand jury indicted the former defensive coordinator on 40 counts of abuse, and Sandusky was arrested earlier this month.'

"I have horsed around with kids I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," Sandusky tells Costas via telephone.

Sandusky denies that he's a pedophile but also admits, "I shouldn't have showered with those kids."....

Sandusky is accused of abusing more children after 2002. The New York Times reports at least 10 more alleged victims have come forward since Sandusky's arrest and that police are investigating their claims.

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