Jerry Sandusky Update: Former PSU Assistant Coach Involved in Child-Porn Ring, Says Child Porn-Star Greg Bucceroni
Sep 20, 2012 03:44 PM EDT
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A child porn-star Greg Bucceroni said that the former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky who has been convicted on 45 counts of child molestation was involved in a "tri-state child porn ring," as reported by the Huffington Post.
Bucceroni told the newspaper that Sandusky even arranged a child prostitute for a friend, who also happened to be a football coach at a high school. The coach has been identified as Phil Foglietta, who coached at Poly Prep County Day School in Brooklyn.
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The story was first reported by the New York Daily News which stated that Bucceroni emailed officials at the school telling them about the incident, which allegedly occurred in 1979.
The email stated: "Foglietta was introduced to us as Coach Phil who coached youth football in NYC. Foglietta agreed to pay $200.00 for child sex and followed us back to a Philadelphia hotel, myself (sic)ad another child prostitute then engaged coach Phil in child sex," as reported on the Huffington Post.
Like Penn State University, the high school is also facing lawsuit form 12 former students who claim that the school covered up the alleged child sex-abuse incidences. A Wall Street Journal article said the suit claimed that the school continued "to publicly celebrate Mr. Foglietta as an upstanding member of the school," despite knowing of the alleged incidences.
Sandusky currently awaits his sentencing which is scheduled for October 9. In addition to a prison sentence Pennsylvania judge John Cleland will also decide whether Sandusky should be categorized as a violent sexual predator, a request made by state prosecutor. If the 68 year old receives the following classification, he will get a lifetime sentence in prison.
Sandusky defense lawyer Joe Amendola said that he will file for an appeal as soon as a sentence is out. Sandusky and his legal team still maintain his innocence and claim that he was wrongfully convicted.
Recently, Amendola told the Washington Post that his client is likely to be sentenced to life in prison. "Either he gets a new trial or he's in (prison) for the rest of his life," Amendola told USA Today.
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. Sandusky, 68, is currently in Centre County prison awaiting his sentencing, which is scheduled to be held in the coming weeks. He could face a sentence of 400 years with no parole.