Disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator and alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested on Nov.5 for charges of sexually harassing eight boys over a 15-year period, was freed from prison by District Judge Leslie Dutchcoton on a $100,000 unsecured bail on Nov.14.
Dutchcoton, who reportedly volunteered and donated between $500-1000 to Sandusky’s Second Mile charity, granted his bail after being charged with 40 counts of perjury and other related offenses. She released him under the circumstances that if he fails to report to court then he would have to pay $100,000.
She also ordered that he restrain himself from children. Ironically Sandusky, the 67-year-old who preformed sexually acts in the shower with young boys, lived next door to an elementary school.
According to CNN, some neighbors are furious that he is out on bail given where he lives. From Sandusky’s back porch he has a clear view of the playground of Lemont Elementary School.
The administrators at the elementary school say local police reached out to them subsequently to the arrest of Sandusky. Superintendent Robert O’Donnell quoted the school that runs through the second grade “has taken additional administrative action to ensure our children safety.”
Sandusky, the man responsible for the firing of the most winningest coach off all time, Joe Patreno and all of the Penn State chaos got a chance to speak on his behalf. He said that it was wrong for him to shower with those kids, but still maintain his innocence against all charges and denies being a pedophile.
Sandusky spoke with Bob Costas for an interview for NBC News’ Rock Center. He was asked, “Are you a pedophile?”
He responded, “No.”
“I’m innocent of these charges,” he added.
“I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact.
“I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. But no, I’m not sexually attracted to young boys.”
When confronted about his wrong doings, he answered, “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”
On Nov.15 Penn State alumnus and former linebacker, LaVar Arrington, who played under Sandusky spoke on the sex scandal that tarnished the reputation of his alma mater.
He was utterly upset because he felt that Sandusky should’ve apologize to the victims, although he feels he’s innocent.
“You’re pissed off because he has something to say, you’re pissed off because he sounds like he’s on something,” Arrington told CBSWashingtonDC.com. “You know what I’m pissed off about? He didn’t say he was sorry to those kids. He didn’t say he was sorry to the kids at Penn State. He didn’t say he was sorry to the players, he didn’t say he was sorry to me, [to] us.”
Sandusky’s hearing that had been scheduled for Nov.16 has been postponed to Dec 7. While Sandusky proclaims his innocence then is when we will know the final verdict.