Jerry Sandusky’s Wife Addresses Latest Allegations

WARNING Contains Graphic Material: New Grand Jury Presentment (12/7)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (KDKA) — Jerry Sandusky posted bail a day after being hit with new charges and tonight, his wife is talking about the allegations against her husband for the first time since the scandal broke.

Jerry Sandusky’s wife says she stands by her man as he comes home from jail preparing for the next phase of his criminal case.

He had to put up $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check from his wife to make bail and leave the Centre County Jail. The warden said his overnight stay was typical, but he did so just about 24 hours after having been arrested.

This time, though, Sandusky’s under house arrest, subject to electronic monitoring and is to have no contact with alleged victims, witnesses in the upcoming criminal case or unsupervised contact with minors.

He was arrested for a second time Wednesday after two new alleged victims’ testimony convinced a grand jury Sandusky should face more charges.

One of them told the grand jury he was forced to stay in a basement bedroom where he cried for help but that Sandusky’s wife, Dorothy, remained upstairs and did not help.

Today, Sandusky’s wife released a statement taking aim at that claim.

“As the mother of six children, I have been devastated by these accusations. I am also angry about these false accusations that such a terrible incident ever occurred in my home. No child who ever visited our home was ever forced to stay in our basement and fed there …. I continue to believe in Jerry’s innocence and all the good things he has done.”

Her statement goes on to ask everyone to be reasonable and open minded until both sides of the case are heard.

And that process begins next Tuesday when Sandusky faces a preliminary hearing.

WARNING Contains Graphic Material: New Grand Jury Presentment (12/7)
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  • Don

    Sandusky’s wife should also be charged. It is alleged she knew what was going on, but never intervened. She’s just as liable as everyone else involved. They all got fired……she is yet unscathed…………………

    • M

      She is “unscathed,” as you put it, because she broke no law. As terrifying as this seems, there is no law in Pennsylvania requiring people to report child abuse (or any crime, for that matter) unless you work in a professional capacity with children. See 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6311.

      In other words, as the law stands now, if your employment involves working with children (teacher, day care, pediatrician, etc.), then you must report suspected abuse. If you don’t work with children in the course of your employment, you can sit and your butt and do nothing, and the law will protect you.

      Perhaps it’s time for a new law . . .

      • Mayor of GBD

        WRONG – there is a statute “failure to report a crime”.

  • Insider

    Why did Wendy Bell get kicked off the air?

  • MustafaJohnson

    Maybe she’s on vacation but, We’ll probably never know. Maybe go to the WTAE site and find out. Doubtful though. These guys all like to stick a mike in somebody’s face to find something out but, they keep their own dirt quiet.

  • Joseph

    I bet Sandusky’s wife’s lawyer told her exactly what words to say because if it was her talking she would call him my husband, not Jerry. Its all coming from the lawyer as part of his strategy.

  • Tommy truth

    Lies, BS and more lies…allmost sounds like talking to the pgh police about Maurita Bryants felon cousin who tried to shoot someone , yet is on the board to pick new police officers…amazing

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    […] CBS Pittsburgh reports that on Thursday, she signed a $50,000 certified check to help bail her husband Jerry Sandusky out of jail after he’d been arrested on new charges stemming from allegations that he sexually abused two more boys. […]

  • Jack MaHoggoff


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