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Posted on 11/15/2011 1:19:59 PM PST by outpostinmass2
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The lawyer for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky apparently likes his women young.
Defense attorney Joe Amendola, 63, representing Sandusky in the sexual molestation case roiling Penn State and Joe Paternos legendary football program, impregnated a teenager and later married her, The Daily has learned.
According to documents filed with Centre County Courthouse, Amendola served as the attorney for Mary Iavasiles emancipation petition on Sept. 3, 1996, just weeks before her 17th birthday.
The emancipation request said Mary graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 grade point average and maintained a full-time job but makes no mention of any special relationship between her and her lawyer.
Roughly around the same time, however, Iavasile became pregnant with Amendolas child, and gave birth before she turned 18, her mother, Janet Iavasile, alleged in an interview with The Daily.
He was born in 1948 and was around 49 at the time.
At the time, I didnt know the extent of the relationship, said Janet of when her daughter first began spending time with the attorney. Amendola seemed more like Marys mentor, she added.
She met him through the school district; she was interested in the law, Janet said.
Court records show the two were married on Feb. 8, 2003, around the time her mother says their second child was born. They are now separated, but she has kept his surname.
Since then, Janet said, she has learned to accept the unusual relationship.
Joe is a very good father and has loved his two children very much, and thats the most important thing for me right now, she said.
Mary Amendola, who is now 32, did not return requests for comment, but later emailed The Daily claiming "all of the information is incorrect," though she would not provide details. Joe Amendola did not return multiple requests for comment.
Mary has tried to distance herself from the now notorious attorney just yesterday, she changed her Facebook name to Mary Christmas. Her friends joked she should make it permanent.
But when Joe Amendola said in a televised interview last night that he would let Sandusky supervise his children, Mary Amendola instantly posted on her Facebook, "OMG did Joe just say that he would allow my kids to be alone with Jerry Sandusky?"
What is in the water up there?
Seems like the wives of “Happy Valley” should sign on to do that reality show, Who did I marry? or something similar.
Haven’t watched it but sure sounds like they could get plenty of story lines in HV.
State College is nothing but a cesspool.
Sounds like Mary should be going for a court order to keep the ex- from seeing the children, unsupervised, AND a restraining order to keep Sandusky away. Might as well get some of the 15 minutes, and maybe she can get into some cash as this all plays out.
If that kind of thing rarely happened, a lot of us wouldn't be here today.
And then divorced her.
He was 49 and she was 16.
Lawyers screw their clients all the time. This is news?
Pedophiles Helping Pedophiles ®
another pervert taking advantage of a young girl. He sympathizes with sandusky.
Queen valley, usa, home of the nifty humpers, and other odd people.
They hired Newt’s ex wife?
No wait, she’s a teacher not a lawyer.
why are there so many of these walking around?
Nittany pedophiles R us
I’ve needed a good belly-laugh today, and your tag line did it! Priceless :) Thanks!
He was just proving a legal point. He wanted the court to declare that she was an adult, so he treated her like an adult.
It’s all so strange. I found a picture of Mary & her husband Joe on the Second Mile website:
“Committee Co-Chair Mary Amendola with husband Joe...”
And Joe Amendola is the lawyer defending Sandusky — no conflict there. What a tight-knit group.
Look at the picture again.
The fired Penn State AD Curley is in the upper left side.