Jerry Sandusky Case: Dottie Sandusky Stands by her Husband
Jul 27, 2012 11:23 AM EDT
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football coach convicted of child sex-abuse, told the Central Daily Times, that "he is not what they say he is," as reported by the Associated Press.
Dottie was seen walking along the streets close to Penn State University, when reporters caught sight her and asked her how she felt about her husband to whom she replied that she still loves him, and still vouching for his innocence.
During the trial, the 69-year-old testified in court that her husband of 46 years had never been molested any of the boys. She vehemently rebutted all accusations made by the various victims stating that she never saw her husband engage in any inappropriate behavior with the boys when they stayed over their house. She said that she had no idea why the alleged victims were claiming so when asked by prosecutors why they were accusing her husband of sexual abuse.
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It was the first time the public had heard Dottie speak since the scandal broke out and she received a lot of criticism from the public and media alike for supposedly turning a blind-eye to her husband's actions and protecting him.
Dottie has been married to Sandusky since 1966.
Sandusky, 68, is currently in Centre County prison awaiting his sentencing, which is scheduled to be held in a couple of months. He could face a maximum sentence of 373 years.
In May, a jury of seven women and five men found the 68 year-old guilty of 45 out of the 48 counts against him for sexual abuse of ten young boys over a span of 15 years.