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Patriot-News: three more claim Sandusky abused them decades ago

Former Penn State assistant football coach  Sandusky is handcuffed as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte Reuters

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child-sex abuse last month for incidents dating all the way back to the 1990s.

Allegations of abuse have now gone further back.

The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports that three men have come forward and told police that they were abused by Sandusky “in the 1970s or 1980s.” 

If credible, the allegations would counter Sandusky’s defense during his trial that people don’t simply “become” pedophiles. One alleged victim claims he was abused in the early 1970s when Sandusky would have been in his late 20s.

The newest allegations now mean four new people have allegedly been abused by Sandusky. Toward the end of his trial, Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt, claimed he too was abused.

Last week, the Freeh report claimed Penn State officials knew as far back as the 1990s that Sandusky was showering with young boys.

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29 Responses to “Patriot-News: three more claim Sandusky abused them decades ago”
  1. deadeye says: Jul 16, 2012 2:44 PM

    Yes, Sandusky has been raping children going back much farther than the 1998 investigation.

    OJ McDuffie has stated that he heard rumors about Sandusky during his time at PSU. For those who don’t know, OJ played WR from 89 to 93 for the Nittany Lions. If Sandusky started Second Mile in 1977, there is a very good chance he did so with the intention of victimizing children from the very beginning.

    The problem for officials and the courts is sifting through all the claims that are destined to come forward. I fear that many people will lie simply to be included in the lawsuits for the payout.

    This is all going to get much, much uglier.

  2. fissels says: Jul 16, 2012 2:50 PM

    The way I understand it, this is learned behavior. My assumption is that Sandusky was abused himself. Probably has been a pedophile his entire adult life.

  3. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 16, 2012 2:52 PM

    “It’s unbelievable to think that kind of corruption came right from the top of the power structure. The NCAA did what it had to do in canceling SMU’s 1988 football season.”

    - Joe Paterno on the SMU scandal from 1987

  4. bigbamboom1 says: Jul 16, 2012 3:02 PM

    And there you have it. That’s why Feds said what they would pursue in their ongoing Federal investigation of “The First Mile” Charity/Foundation, that was initiated last winter. Towit: they plan to investigate that organization all the way back to its beginning in the 1970′s.

  5. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jul 16, 2012 3:09 PM

    It wouldn’t shock me to learn that Paterno knew about and then covered up, these molestations too.

  6. jimbo75025 says: Jul 16, 2012 3:14 PM

    bigbamboom1 says:
    Jul 16, 2012 3:02 PM
    And there you have it. That’s why Feds said what they would pursue in their ongoing Federal investigation of “The First Mile” Charity/Foundation, that was initiated last winter. Towit: they plan to investigate that organization all the way back to its beginning in the 1970′s.
    ————-

    Full investigation will never happen or at least will never be released. Lest we forget the donations to Corbetts campaigne. Sorry folks but the whole situation is dirty and not just Paterno and the three stooges.

  7. fightingwombat says: Jul 16, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is going to get very ugly before it is over with… and if PSU administration knew that this was going on back in the 70′s and 80′s, then this will not end well for those that did nothing and Penn State.

  8. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 16, 2012 3:51 PM

    Second mile is name of the charity.
    Will not be investigated while corbett is around- they donated too much $$ to his election. He also have them subsidies and grants for their generosity.
    Same way Freeh left his political ally out of the report so too shall any investigation by federal allies

  9. xpensivewinos says: Jul 16, 2012 4:02 PM

    Can’t believe it took this long for this information to surface. I think most rational people couldn’t help but wonder how far back this really goes and how did his adopted children escape his wrath? Looks like all of that is starting to surface.

    It’s incomprehensible that people knew about this and no one had even the slightest bit of decency or humanity to stop it. These are some really sick pieces of sh**………..none bigger than Joe Paterno.

  10. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 16, 2012 4:03 PM

    If Jerry was the “Tickle Monster”, I fear what Joe Paterno was..

  11. phillyphever says: Jul 16, 2012 4:07 PM

    I’m starting to think that the football program might not be the only thing that shuts down from the university.

  12. jd1734 says: Jul 16, 2012 4:17 PM

    Why hasn’t MSNBC been as vigilant in covering the RED SOX SEX ABUSE SCANDAL? Could it bee that they are turing their backs due to fear of lost profits?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/red-sox-abuse-donald-fitzpatrick-8-claims_n_1320719.html

  13. dkhhuey says: Jul 16, 2012 4:28 PM

    You have to be completely delusional to not think this went on for a very long time and there were many many more victims!

  14. psunick says: Jul 16, 2012 4:49 PM

    Right on, jimbo!

  15. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jul 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    In the Freeh report it mentions that several assistant coaches suspected back in the ’80s and early ’90s that Sandusky was “weird” but did not report it to their superiors.

    The report did not explain what they saw or heard that gave them this impression nor what caused them to keep quiet about it. Was it fear of Paterno’s wrath at besmirching his friend Sandusky?

    It also begs the question; how did several assistant coaches know Sandusky had a problem but somehow his good friend and close co-worker and superior, Joe Paterno did not? And if Paterno did suspect Sandusky had a problem long before the ’98 investigation what, if anything did he do about it?

    It all makes one wonder just how far back this cover-up went…..

  16. stairwayto7 says: Jul 16, 2012 6:47 PM

    Sandusky molested Bear Bryant!

  17. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 16, 2012 6:53 PM

    I for one do not believe that his wife did not know. I figure Paterno’s wife also knew. How could they not.
    When everyone wanted a play off they simply stopped watching the Bowl Games. What if all of us decided to turn the channel everytime Penn St. comes on. They do not seem to be getting the message. I for one will not be watching. How about the rest of you? Let the Penn St. fans be the only ones at the games. If your team has to play them there is nothing you can do, but when you are not playing them do not watch. Sooner or later the TV stations will get the message.

  18. omniusprime says: Jul 16, 2012 7:19 PM

    Second Mile was Sandusky’s Second Smile. It’s not surprising that we’re finding more abused children victims of Sandusky from the 70′s. A shame they didn’t come out earlier.

    The best thing to do is completely put Second Mile out of existence, it’s continued existence is a tremendous insult to all of Sandusky’s victims.

    NCAA Give Pedophile State the Death Penalty!

    Pedophile State Tear Down That Statue!

  19. geo1113 says: Jul 16, 2012 7:51 PM

    jd1734 says:
    Jul 16, 2012 4:17 PM
    Why hasn’t MSNBC been as vigilant in covering the RED SOX SEX ABUSE SCANDAL? Could it bee that they are turing their backs due to fear of lost profits
    —————————–

    There is no reason to be as vigilant. Furthermore, this case appear to be in the legal system and it will play out. There is no reason for the Red Sox or Orioles to comment. Furthermore, the Red Sox fired the offending party when charges were first filed in 1991, Perhaps if Penn State got rid of Sandusky back in 1998 when they should have, Penn State wouldn’t be engulfed in this scandal today.

  20. bigbamboom1 says: Jul 16, 2012 7:53 PM

    dannythebisforbeast says:Jul 16, 2012 3:51 PM

    “Will not be investigated while corbett is around- they donated too much $$ to his election. He also have them subsidies and grants for their generosity.
    Same way Freeh left his political ally out of the report so too shall any investigation by federal allies”

    I say: it’s really strange and disappointing how the “Christian family values advocates” in PA have been 100% mute on this issue. Especially Rick Santorum who was Senator during some of this time. This scandal is twisting people in weird ways in PA.

    omniusprime says:Jul 16, 2012 7:19 PM

    “Second Mile was Sandusky’s Second Smile. It’s not surprising that we’re finding more abused children victims of Sandusky from the 70′s. A shame they didn’t come out earlier.

    Pedophile State Tear Down That Statue!”

    I say:
    Not surprising if you consider most of those boys are now men who never considered themselves homosexuals and want to erase the horrific Jerry Sandusky identity crisis from their memories. Some may even be missing or dead. Which I’m sure the FBI is also investigating. Like someone above said; this could get real ugly before its over. If Corbett and any other politician was involved in any way, they are toast. They might as well hit the bricks right now.

    On the stature. I say who really cares at this point. They will be forced to take it down I’m sure, one day, when anonymous artists show up and spray paint it lots of different colors, in memory of the victims.

  21. geo1113 says: Jul 16, 2012 8:06 PM

    onceuponatimeinsports,

    I have a friend from high school. There were times when some of (all friends) would say what’s up with him. It wasn’t that his actions were all that different from the rest of us. He’s a great guy. Long and short of it, he’s gay. We didn’t get it since he was taken aback the one time he was hit on by a guy. So it is not always anything overt that makes one think that.

  22. jd1734 says: Jul 16, 2012 8:08 PM

    geo1113, you are a clown. It’s the same think that happened there and any Red Sox fan who doesn’t think the storm’s coming, look out. This will get in someone’s hands with the guts to address it. Players are quoted as it being “the dirty little secret.” Sounds like you care more about baseball then children. Fraud. Hope you’re enjoying your Michael Jackson records and Jesus Juice as well.

  23. jd1734 says: Jul 16, 2012 8:09 PM

    thing*

  24. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Jul 16, 2012 8:48 PM

    Has Freeh found out where that missing D.A.’s body is?

  25. geo1113 says: Jul 16, 2012 9:20 PM

    Wow, jd1734, you can call people names and say stupid stuff like Michael Jackson and Jesus Juice. Says a whole lot more about you than me. Nothing like the Internet!

  26. bigbuckeye76 says: Jul 17, 2012 8:00 AM

    I’m waiting for someone to come out and accuse Joe of molestation.. Surprised t has not happened yet.

  27. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jul 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    I have a hard time with that explanation geo1113.

    Simply being gay and believing a person is “Weird” are not necessarily the same thing. If it was just a matter of the other coaches thinking Sandusky was gay why would they include that in the Freeh report or else, why not simply explain that in the report with a sentence like: “Some assistant coaches thought his behavior was unusual but simply assumed he was gay and never thought more about it.”

    The simple fact that Freeh included their fears in his report leads me to believe they heard or saw things that made them suspect he was far more than simply another gay in the closet. Also gays are not attracted to young boys any more than heterosexual men are attracted to little girls. To the best of my knowledge, Sandusky was never seen in showers or caught in compromising positions with other adult males.

    I could be wrong, but their suspicions being included in the report makes me think otherwise….

  28. latchbeam says: Jul 17, 2012 10:02 AM

    DEATH PENALTY

  29. jd1734 says: Jul 17, 2012 1:15 PM

    Sorry, geo1113, but you label yourself with your comments. Trying to act like the Red Sox are off the hook and their scandal is any different than PSU is denial and stupidity wrapped into one. Well, maybe there’s one difference: IT WENT ON 30 YEARS IN BOSTON!! Lucky for the Red Sox and their community, the Internet wasn’t around to inform everyone like it is today. But there are stories out there on this online now, and I have a feeling your day is coming with the raging debate we’re seeing. All it’s going to take is a major outlet to get the guts or break a new angle that I’m sure is out there. Sounds like you need to start planning your lame excuses now. Time’s yours.

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