Jerry Sandusky, Former P.S.U Assistant Football Coach Writes Letter from Prison Insisting His Offense in Child Sex-Abuse Scandal (See Letter)
Dec 26, 2012 01:23 PM EST
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach sent to prison after being convicted of child sex-abuse, wrote a letter to the Citizen's Voice, expressing his inability to interview with the newspaper due to advice from his legal team who are currently working on his appeal case.
The letter sent from prison was a hand-written note, in which the 68-year-old says "There is much to learn, issues and information not presented. Nobody who covered the case and reported it had the time or took the time to study the allegations, the accusers, the inconsistency, and the methods. Justice and fairness were not a focus," adding "Right now our focus is on the appeal," as reported by the Citizen's Voice.
Sandusky also said he was "trying to learn from, grow from and endure the struggles and circumstances," he said he was following the principles of "EDURE: E - Embrace each day as a gift; "N - Never surrender except to God; D - Don't let your situation get the best of you; U - Understand God's purpose and presence; R - Remain as positive as possible; E - Exercise your mind, body and spirit," as reported by in the Citizen's Voice.
The entire letter can be seen here.
Sandusky was sentenced to between 30 to 60 years in prison in the child sex-abuse case in which the 68-year-old was convicted of abusing 10 young boys over the span of 15 years.
At the sentencing, Judge John Cleland, said that Sandusky would be in jail "for the rest of your life," he went on to add "The crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyches and their souls and the assault to the well-being of the larger community in which we all live," as reported by NBC News.
Sandusky was convicted on 45 out of 48 counts of child sex abuse, among the 45 counts; ten had a minimum sentence of ten years.
Joe Amendola, attorney of Sandusky, says he working on the appeals case.
In May, a jury of seven women and five men found Sandusky guilty of 45 out of the 48 counts against him for sexual abuse of ten young boys over a span of 15 years.