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Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story Paperback – January 1, 2001
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About the Author
Jerry Sandusky retired as defensive coordinator of the Penn State University football team following the 1999 season. He spent 32 years at Penn State, all as an assistant to legendary head coach Joe Paterno, including the last 23 as defensive coordinator. Sandusky is the founder of The Second Mile, a charitable foundations that has touched the lives of more than 100,000 children. He is the author of a previous book, Developing Linebackers the Penn State Way. He and his wife Dottie are the parents of six children.
Kip Richeal is a 1987 graduate of Penn State University and a former student equipment manager with the Nittany Lion football team. Richeal is the author of two previous books: Pittsburgh Pirates: Still Walking Tall and Welcome to the Big Ten: Penn States Inaugural Season. He resides in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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Sexual abuse didn't have to happen - and no number of brilliant wins can ever compensate for the harm done.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
This is a deeply disturbed man; I think most psychologists would say that he probably is repeating what happened to him as a child. He has even mixed an aspect of pain in his mind with an 'act of love": to perform sodomy on a child has to hurt that child- a lot. There is certainly the danger of a rupture as well.
Certainly it makes sense to feel that if he, indeed, had experienced this himself, he would never ever do the same thing to a child when he was grown, but the human mind can play strange tricks.
I don't think he has allowed himself to realize the horrific amount of harm he has caused. Likely his own confusion as a child if this happened to him by someone he trusted and even loved (even possibly a priest) as I suggested has merged this aberration with demonstrations of love in his mind. It's possible that he can't reconcile someone who professed affection for him could want to harm him.
In any instance, this is a man who should be removed from society to protect other children- I don't think he'd ever be capable of stopping this. Look what happened after he was caught and his locker room keys were taken from him- and other times it seems this happened, such as the janitor's discovering him- he still continued.
I saw something the other day, that could be just a rumor, but this sure doesn't seem likely it would come out of nowhere; again, nothing solid presented here, but it has been said that he also procured some of these boys for some of the rich donors to the Second Mile. If this is true...