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Jerry Sandusky now the focal point of separate federal investigation

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

Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his miserable life in prison, but the story involving the former Penn State defensive coordinator isn’t over — at least not yet.

CBSNews reported Friday that U.S. Postal inspectors are heading a federal investigation into whether Sandusky shared child pornography with other individuals.

CBS reports that child pornography was found on at least one of Sandusky’s computers. However, there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that the pornography was one of his victims, nor is there any indication that Sandusky shared victims with other pedophiles as was previously speculated by RadarOnline.com. More from CBS:

“… at the end of 2011, allegations were forward by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. that Sandusky used the mails to seduce individuals to cross state lines for sexual purposes, with trips and gifts offered. Investigators are looking at 6-7 victims who might have gotten letters.”

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, denies the allegation.

“I haven’t heard a thing about this latest allegation,” Amendola, told CBS. “Jerry continues to maintain his innocence. We think the allegation is ridiculous.”

Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child-sex abuse earlier this summer.

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26 Responses to “Jerry Sandusky now the focal point of separate federal investigation”
  1. deadeye says: Aug 11, 2012 3:09 PM

    Sandusky was not a lone isolated child predator. He was part of an underground community of criminal child abusers.

    In my opinion that’s the big reason there’s so much effort to sweep everything under the rug asap. The BOT commissioned a report to cover their tracks. So far it has worked.

    I seriously doubt that we will ever know the full extent of the abuse that occurred a TSM.

  2. CJ says: Aug 11, 2012 3:27 PM

    deadeye, not saying it isn’t true, but that’s quite an accusation. source?

  3. tommy57 says: Aug 11, 2012 3:34 PM

    While I fully understand deadeye’s comments, I’m not sure I agree that we will never know the full story. In fact, it’s the fear of what happened at Second Mile that continues to haunt me. The FBI, I believe continues to investigate the PA Governor and I think (fear) this investigation may uncover what, if any additional crimes were committed. I pray to God there are no more victims, and certainly no more perpetrators, but we won’t know until a complete and extensive investigation is completed.

    I would only caution, for now, against generalized statements about the PSU BoT attempting to impede or otherwise hinder further investigation, at least not without specific proof of such actions. Yes, I agree the BoT has failed significantly in their duties, but we should have gotten past blaming everyone at PSU without substantive evidence.

    Although the NCAA believes the Freeh report was a complete accounting of what happened, unfortunately, the story continues. We’re not done yet.

  4. psunick says: Aug 11, 2012 3:51 PM

    @tommy57

    You are correct. This story is far, far from done.

  5. muttbolts says: Aug 11, 2012 4:07 PM

  6. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 11, 2012 4:11 PM

    Yeah, this rumor has been kicking around for over 6 months. I initially heard it as a child trafficking ring.

  7. muttbolts says: Aug 11, 2012 4:34 PM

    YouTube Ned then you raped me

  8. southernpatriots says: Aug 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    Friends and associates who have worked with some of the victims indicate other people from time to time being near with what the children thought were “friends of the coach.”

    These people could very well have been part of a “group” of child predators. At this point investigators have not revealed if they have uncovered any links to groups of child predators or traffickers, but that appears what their continuing investigation is about.

    I am more convinced after speaking with these men and women involved that their motivation and goal is to the get all information and follow any and all leads no matter where they lead including to the highest offices. With the FBI involved as well as other federal agencies, I am more convinced of this now, than I was before.

    Most investigators have met with the victims and victim’s family members and are following all leads. Some people have come forward to provide pieces of information. There had to be witnesses to some of these incidents and to any others who may have been involved.

  9. houndofthebaskervols says: Aug 11, 2012 5:40 PM

    @ deadeye

    You sir are absolutely correct. Louis Freeh, a scumbag that brought us Waco, OKC, and Ruby Ridge, not to mention the cover up of TWA 800, is in this picture strictly for containment. Of course this scandal goes much deeper and wider than the public would ever believe. And just like the Franklin Sex Scandal reached all the way to the halls of justice and the White House….and went nowhere….so will this thing get squashed as well.

    And to anybody that thinks this thing isnt HUGE, please explain to me what happened to the DA Ray Gricar in 2005. (popcorn at the ready)

  10. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 6:02 PM

    Weird the attorney generals 2 year investigation didn’t check sanduskys computers? I would think Corbett would be more competent than that. Oh wait first there was one investigator , then there were narcs on the case. sandusky was a criminal who happen to be a football coach. I don’t believe this will be a penn state thing but a child rapist thing. For some reason the governor gave Sandusky a ton of cash to expand his network as he was investigating him Things that make you go hmmmm.

    BOT I believe wants it behind them because they were on the clock for the past 14 years and had to have knowledge of accusations. I don’t believe they were aware of some type of network. If they were ..well off with their heads

  11. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 6:06 PM

    And for those who kept saying penn state should shut up and move on. Now maybe this is why the new guys on the board went kicking and screaming because they felt something wasn’t right. did someone say Louis freeh may not be all knowing and self serving? Say it ain’t so.

    I’m sure paterno masterminded this as well

  12. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 6:12 PM

    @hound. Ray Gricar. Easy…he disappeared off the face of the earth. Case closed. (sarcasm)

    I’m sure some dope will say he was buried under Paternos statue.

  13. mountaineer50415 says: Aug 11, 2012 6:36 PM

    dannythebisforbeast:
    You just said it. Sounds like a Columbo movie. If it were so it would be inside the statue. Maybe that is why they are hiding it. Would that not be a mess if someone tore it down.
    Oh well, it would make a good who done it.

  14. coolhorn says: Aug 11, 2012 6:37 PM

    I wouldn’t care to make any unfounded accusations concerning the Sandusky case, but from a distance, there’s a lot that still doesn’t pass the smell test.

    Too many people in positions of authority at Penn State were involved in trying to short-circuit the investigation. Those same people, apparently with knowledge of Sandusky’s crimes, didn’t run him off from the school, or disassociate themselves from him in other ways. That’s just one thing that begs the question what do they know above and beyond what’s already come out, and what does Sandusky know that let him apparently have free reign of PSU facilities much longer than he should have.

    School officials were awfully compliant in accepting the NCAA’s sanctions, and they accepted the Freeh report with no questions asked at all. The question has to be asked…is there a lot more to the Sandusky crimes than most people know right now?

    The feds wouldn’t get involved in this if they didn’t have some solid information that leads them to. I agree with a poster above, that from this point, it’s a Sandusky thing, perhaps a child sex ring thing, and has outgrown Penn State. The school likely cannot be sanctioned any further, and probably shouldn’t be. However, I have a feeling that some former officials of Penn State, and perhaps Sandusky himself, are very nervous right now that a lot more dirt may be turned up by a federal investigation.

  15. muir6 says: Aug 11, 2012 6:37 PM

    They need to give Sandusky his belt back

  16. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 7:43 PM

    His belt should be around his neck

  17. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 7:44 PM

    Colombo 7 letters. Paterno 7 letters

    Old italian guys. Cleverer than they look.
    Hmmmm

  18. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Aug 11, 2012 10:42 PM

    Why isn’t the governor being investigated? Is it still pending?

  19. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 10:58 PM

    Cuz he’s the governor. Has many allies?
    my guess is until he pisses the wrong person off or runs against someone that has clout. They hold that in their back pocket. Good ol US politics.

  20. dmcgrann says: Aug 11, 2012 11:32 PM

    A lot will be said tomorrow when the full BOT teleconferences to discuss “accepting” the sanctions. Most folks thing that acceptance is a done deal, and personally, I think it should be. But, crazy crap happens in Pennsylvania. If you want, the BOT call is supposed to be broadcast live of wpsu.org, though it’s not on the program schedule.

  21. deadeye says: Aug 12, 2012 12:10 AM

    “deadeye, not saying it isn’t true, but that’s quite an accusation. source?”

    ==========================

    We’re not allowed to post links regarding this aspect of the story. Use google, get creative in your searches and you’ll find some things more disturbing than what has been reported thus far.

  22. drarb says: Aug 12, 2012 6:39 AM

    There are lots of reasons for the Freeh report to be used as cover. THe PSU BoT authorized 25 million construction money to Chair of BoT of 2cnd mile. Corbett received$ 640,000 from BoT of PSU and 2cnd Mile when he was running for governor of PA, while investigating Sandusky. 2cnd Mile informed by PSU of concerns about Sandusky and did nothing – did not remove him from contact with kids. Freeh was chosen to write report – close to Corbett, former boss and friend on PSU BoT. ESPN did interesting review fo COrbett and PSU during time of Paterno et al. firings. RIght before indictment and firing of Paterno et al. Sandusky enjoying football game with BoT after BoT informed of investigation.
    I think that the story is far from over and that when it finally comes out that it was not a football culture thing, but rather it was a money thing for Corbett, and the folks on various boards. It is not hard to figure out why the PSU boT, the ncaa, 2cnd Mile folks, Freeh, Corbett and others want this to go away.

  23. woodyqq2 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:26 AM

    I can’t believe you people keep putting that ugly sick F–k$ face up for everyone to see over and over. I can’t imagine how his victims and their families feel every time they look at any type of media and his butt ugly face is there.

  24. thetooloftools says: Aug 12, 2012 5:58 PM

    Here’s to all those Penn Staters who claimed right after the grand jury report “We’re moving on”. Your still not going anywhere. It’s a slow, grinding process. Penn State fans are thrilled they didn’t lose ANY home games because it’s their reason to live. Now they are breaking out “The True Penn Staters” and Restore The Roar” and all that crap. They should have shut them down for 4 years and really hammered them. What Joe Paterno did is indefensible. He had the whole thing covered up while children continued to be molested in the football showers. How do you just decide your “moving on” from that. I hope P$U gets crushed in the civil trials… but they will pay off the victims and seal everything.

  25. gmen1987 says: Aug 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    deadeye says:
    Aug 12, 2012 12:10 AM
    “deadeye, not saying it isn’t true, but that’s quite an accusation. source?”

    ==========================

    We’re not allowed to post links regarding this aspect of the story. Use google, get creative in your searches and you’ll find some things more disturbing than what has been reported thus far.

    ===================================
    Google Mark Madden and Jerry Sandusky to see what Madden mentioned in November. Of course Madden also said he witnessed a UFO crash in Manchester England a while back.

  26. volsfan74 says: Aug 15, 2012 11:35 PM

    They should have moved Paternos statue to a different location! They should have shoved it up Sandusky’s ass!!!

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