Jerry Sandusky still maintains his innocence over his child sex abuse crimes he has been convicted, but his son has admitted his guilt to allegations of sex abuse of a child.
Jeffrey Sandusky, the adopted son of the former Penn State assistant coach who has been essentially sentenced to life in prison for his crimes against children, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse of a teenage girl. According to the Associated Press, Jeffrey Sandusky pleaded guilty a week before he was set to head to trial. Sandusky will spend up to six years in a state prison in Pennsylvania, although a judge could increase that sentence to eight years behind bars. Like father, like son.
“We are happy that these girls can move forward and experience a life with adults that deserve their trust,” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said following the plea deal.
Jeffrey Sandusky admits to exchanging texts with a teenage girl asking for naked photos and oral sex from a girl who at the time was 15 years of age. Sandusky offered an apology and admitted what he did was wrong.
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-to-60 years in prison for 45 counts related to sexual abuse of young boys dating as far back as the 1970s. As he was sentenced at the age of 68 in 2012, the term of the sentence essentially assures Sandusky will spend his final days in a jail cell.