Jerry Sandusky: Memoir of a Child Molester? Former Penn State Football Coach Writes a Book in Prison
Aug 15, 2012 09:53 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Jerry Sandusky did not testify before a court in June, when the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and molestation, but he will be doing in the same lines in a new book he is busy writing as he awaits his sentencing.
Reports that the 68-year-old Sandusky, who rattled the entire Penn State University, in a child-molestation scandal that broke this January, in which the former assistant coach was accused and convicted of abusing over 10 young boys in a span of 15 years, is writing a book was first broken by WJAC-TV of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
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According to these reports, Sandusky, is co-writing the book with his wife of over 40 years Dottie. Dottie has also experienced negativity during the trial. The public and media alike criticized Dottie, 69, for either being incredibly naïve -at best, or at worst -an accomplice for protecting her husband, convicted pedophile.
But despite the rumors, there has been no slip on a possible title from the Sandusky side.
"Sources said there has been so much paperwork exchanged between Jerry and Dottie, that Dottie has had her written correspondence privileges suspended by prison officials," as reported by the Washington Post.
Even Sandusky's defense attorney Joe Amendola, has not hinted at the possible publication, instead suggesting that Jerry is writing a speech he will give at his sentencing next month, telling the Washington Post:
"He wants everyone to know that. He had looked forward to testifying at his trial, and because of unforeseen circumstances [allegations of abuse by his adopted son, Matt Sandusky], that didn't happen...Jerry views his sentencing as an opportunity for him to tell his side of this."
Currently, Sandusky is in the confinement of Bellafonte's Center Country Correction Facility in Pennsylvania. Sandusky remains in the Centre County Correctional Facility. He was on suicide watch for some time until recent.
Sandusky who was charged on 45 counts of child molestation can face up to 300 years in prison.
Sandusky has published a book in 2001, which was about his charity work and One Mile. Ironically the book was called "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story," hopefully this time he'll pick a lesser implicating title.
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. He could face a maximum sentence of 373 years.