Skip to comments.Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimes
Posted on 01/08/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by Libloather
Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimes
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 12:01 AM
The investigation of Jerry Sandusky took three years.
And it took Sandusky himself through the pages of his autobiography, Touched to help police find Victims 3, 4, 5 and 7.
At the end of 2009, police had spent almost a year trying to corroborate claims by a single boy a 17-year-old Clinton County teen later known as Victim 1 who had alleged years of sexual abuse by Penn States legendary defensive coach. Only one state police investigator had been tasked to handle the case.
Finally, they discovered a campus police report from 1998, in which a boy had said he was forced to take a naked shower with Sandusky in the Penn State locker room and was inappropriately touched. With that, investigators learned the key had been right in front of them.
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So how long was it know he was a molester and ignored? Some people need to fry.
Wow. The title of the book. Just wow.
Water boarded and De-briefed for his friends and cohorts..
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He actually wrote a book called “Touched”? You gotta be kidding...
Amendolas right; they all knew each other. They went to the football games together, Victim 6s mom said. But to think they all got together? No. They went down [to the grand jury] kicking and screaming. They each thought they were the only ones. My son knew them, and he didnt know it happened to them, and they didnt know it happened to my son. It wasnt something they spoke about.
Instead of volunteering the information to police, she said most of the boys had to be subpoenaed by a grand jury and forced to testify. It was only when they realized they werent the only ones that they began to cooperate, she said.
Not one of those boys came forward, she said. These kids tried not to talk to police. Several times they didnt call back. And in some cases [the police] had to go and knock on their doors. [Amendolas] full of bologna when he says they colluded, because they never knew it happened to anyone else.
Yes, it’s true. Weirder though, is that the guy who wrote it with Sandusky said that Jerry came up with that specific title and insisted on them using it. Yuck!!
A few other sources picked it up, like CBS Sports (ESPN didn't) http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/34107160. He's called Victim #11 (#'s 1-8 were in the Grand Jury presentment, # 9 and 10 were the boys who are still minors, including Sandusky's grandson). Public uproar? Nope. I can't find coverage in the Happy Valley-area papers. Penn State alumni who were against child abuse? Crickets. It's as if we're now yawning. As if another Ted Bundy victim is found and there's no need to report it.
My suspicion is that it's like a lot of other stories - Fox News broke it so others are going to ignore it. Did I miss it elsewhere?
And it's a 2004 rape that would have been stopped had Mike McQueary, his father Joh McQueary, Dr. Jonathan Dranov (at the McQueary household when McQueary told his father), Joe Paterno, Tim Curley, or Gary Schultz reported Sandusky to the police after the 2002 rape.
Or if Penn State had banned Sandusky from bringing boys onto the Penn State campus after 2002, as it said it did (although in the presentment, either Curley or Schultz said that ban was unenforceable; well, it certainly was).
From the Fox article:
The teens lawyer, Charles Schmidt, told FoxNews.com in an interview on Thursday that Sandusky lured the boy into an office seven years ago, plied him with alcohol and raped him. He said Sandusky then gave the boy Penn State football championship memorabilia, walked him outside and handed him off to a Second Mile counselor.
Schmidt said Sandusky gave the boy a football championship commemorative bottle and a hockey puck, and that both items have recently been turned over to police.
The office where the alleged rape occurred is thought to have been Sanduskys office in Penn States Lasch football building, Schmidt said. He said he thought that Second Miles programs were run out of that building.
Nothing to report about that. Nothing to see here. Move along.
That was my response. MrR facepalmed when he read it.
You can see that few in the media want to bring it up anymore. It goes to show how pervasive this "shushing up" is. Everyone is too afraid to talk about it, but we really must unearth this so the abuse will come to light. Maybe then we can truly begin to deal with it.
Here's more from the above article:
Looking at the book jogged the memory of Victim 6s sister, who told police about one boy who had been in her class in middle school. During lunch one day, she remembered kids talking about Sandusky being a hero. The boy shouted that he hated his guts, and ran out, her mother said.
Did you have to take showers with him, too? she asked later.
How did you know? the boy answered.
It happened to my brother, too, she said.
See, the truth of the matter is that everyone KNOWS that it's wrong for grown men to shower with boys. There are very few situations where it might be considered normal behavior IMHO. His wife, the coaches, the counselors...everyone chose to look the other way. These boys suffered. It breaks my heart, and angers me at the same time. We have to do better than this.
Keep in mind, these evil souless predators are amazingly persuasive and take pride in their ability to dupe people without displaying their true nature.
They entice their victims by gaining their trust.......the same way they get people to cover for them. The judge in the notorious Penn State case actually let Sandusky go free-—another sign WRT how easily predators dupe people into being their willing enablers.
REALTIME CAUTIONARY TALE It was recently revealed - an alarmed mother found Sandusky took her son out of class without her permission on three occassions. When she approached the school, she was told she was being unduly alarmed, b/c, she was reminded, Jerry has a heart of gold. The mom insisted they call the police. But the braindead dupes talked her out of reporting it b/c that would hurt poor Jerry, they said.
People are easily taken in by charming, persuasive predators. In her recent autobio, Debbie Reynold’s daughter, Carrie Fisher, tells how her stepfather, Harry Karl, walked around the house without underwear, displaying his genitals to the small children.....clearly Karl was a child predator-—a very disturbed pedophile.
Debbie Reynolds writes earlier about Harry paying a lot of attention to her children while they were dating......another sign. No reports yet if Debbie’s children were molested by this fiend-—but children understandably block out traumatic incidences.
Hollywood is rife with pedophiles-—child actor Corey Feldman recently revealed that he was surrounded with the beasts.
In her autobio, Shirley Temple told how H’wood bigwig George Jessel exposed himself to her...as a child. Nothing ever happened to him-—Jessel went on to become a respected entertainer.
BE AWARE There is a HUGE push to normalize pedophilia.
Very “Touching” (touched his **** to the inside of their ****)
This was a lot more than “showering” of course, just as conventional sex is a lot more than “sleeping in a bed.”
But I never knew a straight coach who was interested in showering with his gym class. It would have been considered very weird.
Exactly. Showering with young boys is enough in my book, but that he did more than shower with them is particularly repulsive. I’m absolutely disgusted and hope that justice will prevail for these young men. Sandusky needs to be imprisoned for the rest of his life, and so do others for their enabling of this criminal behavior.
One lawyer even suggested that Sandusky showered with boys to show them methods of hygiene! How utterly gullible does he think we are to buy into that?!
Boy comes out of Sandusky’s office, soused and with souvenirs. Nobody asked why he was soused — incredible.
It wasn’t hygiene, but high-jinks, that got Sandusky in trouble.
It is like the Franklin Cover up. It involves lots of elites-—professors, judges, lawyers, etc. They are powerful people and silencing the whole ordeal so it will go away and they can continue the molestations. Second Mile was delivering boys to lots of homosexuals-—just like the Franklin Cover-up did. Big powerful people are still molesting boys and never got prosecuted. A lawyer ended up dead on this case already-—exactly like the Franklin Cover-Up case.
People who were for allowing sodomy in the military are the same group. Homosexuality has always been about pederasty since it is a learned behavior.
It is why the APA is working feverishly to normalize man/boy love-—”intergenerational sex”. They now ok sodomy-—trying to force the normalization in kindergarten with Jerry Brown forcing the sick topic into the heads of innocent kids-—putting ideas into their heads that they would only have if they were abused.
Very sick powerful people in the world——the Hollywood producers who were passing the Coreys around are still making movies-—nothing from Jerry Brown—Silence-—maybe Brown is one of the pederasts-—he runs around those crowds.
We need to get back to Christian Ethics-—the one thing which eliminated pederasty and homosexuality as being “good” in Western Civilization. Zero and the sodomites are out to make it ordinary everyday fun. We need it stopped.
This “lifestyle” has been practiced since Ancient Greek times and probably before-—and is prevalent in Muslim societies-—notably Afghanistan. It is all about the boys, you guys. Save the boys.
“The title of the book. Just wow.”
Ranks down there with Fat Ted’s naming his dog “Splash.”
What’s that Freudians say? “The subconscious never lies.”
Through the window in the newspaper vending machine today I saw a headline in the Harrisburg Sunday Patriot News: VICTIM #6 WAS KEY TO SANDUSKY INVESTIGATION, to paraphrase. Thought I’d read about it later in my paper at home, but there was nothing about the case in the York Sunday News, online or anywhere else that I could find. Wondering if anything new has been discovered in the case?
On Amazon, the book has 160 reviews. Eighteen reviewers gave it five stars, and the remainder one star.
Here's one of the five-star reviews (72 of 91 found it helpful):
This book touched me in more ways than I can recall. When I read "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story," I felt as if Jerry's masculine, sculpted hands were literally reaching out and caressing my succulent, 26 year old body. The words captivated my very imagination, my soul and ... my hands.
If you are interested in this, be sure to read Fun With Pedophiles: The Best of Baiting and see how you can improve your touching performance.
Here's another (36 of 50 found it helpful):
This book cums highly recommended by NAMBLA. Coach Sandusky has proven that he is not only interested in helping young boys become men on the football field, but he takes an interest in their personal hygiene as well. He stands firmly behind all his young future-students. Don't drop the soap, boys.
Those reviews were a riot. Wrong but a funny nonetheless.
“We have to do better than this. “
And we need to start that process by shutting down PSU’s Athletic Department for say five years and letting every single employee go! Let’s just see if PSU can function as a true institution of higher learning without athletics. As for the people in Pleasant Valley, they are a bunch of sick bastards if they think that PSA football and JoePa and all the various and assorted creeps that sought to sweep this unspeakable activity “under the rug” for the benefit of PSU’s “football program” deserve to get a pass.
I love it when irony drips.
Saw Paterno’s son being interviewed today, still in total denial.
The story says Sandusky turned the boy over to a representative from The Second Mile, which had already been told about Sandusky and boys in at least 1998 (its general counsel, Wendell Courtney, was alerted) and 2002 (it's director, Jack Raykovitz, was told by Penn State).
But - were The Second Mile activities being run out of Penn State football offices? Why didn't Raykovitz say anything or take steps to bar Sandusky from The Second Mile?
Wait. I may know the answer to the second question. Raykovitz and his wife were employed by The Second Mile. There was a financial motive not to expose Sandusky and ruin The Second Mile. In 2009, Raykovitz earned about $133,000 from The Second Mile and his wife Katherine Genovese earned about $100,000. Almost a quarter million a year from a charity to help at-risk children. In Happy Valley, where Paterno's salary was only $800K or so (yes, he made less than $1 million as a base).
Jay said that Joe Paterno wants to tell his side of the story when he recovers from his lung cancer treatment.
There are cynics who think he should have told his side of the story in 2002 . . . to the police.
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Gricar is the former Centre County district attorney who went missing in 2005 and was declared dead in July. It isnt known why Gricar decided not to prosecute....Think...Murtha.
Moreover, the son acts like Sandusky may be innocent, as if he hasn't already admitted taking showers with boys.
reported Sandusky to the police after the 2002 rape....They MAY have, but to Penn State Police. The report would have been covered up. Maybe the State Police, but then again there would have been massive pressure to cover it up.
that particular accusation certainly is an aberration from the other cases.
At least when you compare it to what we know at this point.
Maybe others will come forward with something similar to this - or Jerry was being unusually bold that day.
Running to a half-day appointment. Will respond later today.
The grand jury presentment says McQueary, Paterno, Curley, and Schultz did not report it to any law enforcement. Not the University Police or College Park police.
Schultz was the Sr. Vice President of Business & Finance. The head of the University Police reported to him on an organizational chart; some Penn State apologists therefore say he was the "head of the police." But that's like says Obama is the head of the FBI because the head of the FBI reports to him.
Also, football reports to Schultz, through Curley. So if Schulz was the head of the police he was also the head of football. The statue shouldn't be of Joe Paterno, it should be of the head of football, Gary Schultz. < / sarcasm>
It was summer. And Jerry had already gotten a free pass when caught in the act of child rape. Why not be bold about taking a boy into the office and raping him? What were they going to do? Take away his keys again?
He [Sandusky ] does not think that anything is going to happen to him. For that matter, neither do I. I would hope that it would, but, I am not expecting anything[ other it costing him some money for lawyers]. My personal opinion is that he needs to meet with a tall tree and short rope and have about six feet of air between the bottoms of his shoes and the ground. And leave him for the buzzards and crows.
true. It just seems with the other cases (so far) he was careful to go in there when no one else was there and assaulted the kids after a long grooming process.
Schultz was the Sr. Vice President of Business & Finance. The head of the University Police reported to him on an organizational chart;...Exactly. Report the crime to someone you are responsible to (Paterno, et. al) such as Schultz, bypass the one who was accountable and responsible (Police Chief) and the one who had the authority for a response said “ I don’t know anything about it. “ The coverup.
These perverts are so blatantly obvious. Michael Jackson built a private kiddy playground right next to his mansion. I mean come on.
Thanks for the title (Fun With Pedos). I just put it on my Wish List.
Yep. They think they are so smart and that no one would ever make the connection.
Gricar knew he couldn't win a case against Jerry Sandusky with a Happy Valley jury. Sandusky was the defensive coordinator of the Penn State football team and had been for 22 years; the school was known as Linebacker U because of Jerry Sandusky. He'd been a coach at Penn State for 31 years, and he's played at Penn State for three. He was supposed to be the head coach after Paterno. He was also known as the founder of The Second Mile, a charity for at-risk kids, and everybody who was anybody was either on the real or honorary board of trustees (including every famous name in the sports world) and made donations to is.
Standing on the other side, accusing him, was an eleven year-old boy who was being 'helped' by Sandusky. The kid had returned home from one of his first outings with Sandusky. His mother noticed that he had wet hair. The kid said that after a game of "Polish bowling" (rolling tape - perhaps athletic tape - into cups) Sandusky said they had to take showers. When naked, Sandusky said "I'm going to squeeze the guts out of you!" and bear-hugged the kid, then held him up and shampooed his hair.
The mom called the PSU police. The University Park police and child welfare also get involved. They eavesdrop on two calls the mother makes to Sandusky. He admits he's showered with boys and apologizes. He says he doesn't know if his 'private parts' touched Victim 6 but he says "I don't think so." He asks for forgiveness. But he won't promise the mom that he'll never shower with another kid.
Later, he promises child welfare that he'll stop.
Gricar, the Centre County District Attorney, gets the case. Investigators find another boy, "BK" who had a similar experience.
There's no touching of genitals like with the other victims. This is early in the grooming. No sex.
Gricar decides not to press any charges.
Look at the circling of the wagons around Joe Paterno after we KNOW that he didn't report child rape. Can you imagine the circling of the wagons around Sanduksy, the defensive coordinator, a man who was helping a boy as part of his The Second Mile charity and simply showered with the kid?
Where would Gricar have found a jury to convict Sandusky? The only charge I've found in PA law would have required Gricar to prove that Sandusky did it for sexual stimulation.
No wonder Gricar elected not to bring a he-said/he-said charge against mighty Penn State and Jerry Sandusky.
Seven years later, Gricar disppeared. His nephew was interviewed when the renewed interest showed as a result of the Penn State indictments. The nephew said that Gricar always had a sour taste in his mouth for Penn State football because he felt that Penn State football stonewalled the investigation of Sandusky in 1998.
So, that's why I think Gricar chose not to prosecute. Anybody else thing Gricar had a winnable case. Against Sandusky in 1998. A 31-year Penn State coach. In Happy Valley? You've seen what these people are like when Penn State football is obliquely on trial.
As far as I’ve been able to determine from news reports, this Victim #6 is the one who helped the authorities determine the names of several other young boys. As his mom says, they all thought that they were the “only one” that Sandusky abused. It was so shameful that, although the boys knew each other, none of them spoke about it, at the time that it happened. It was only when the AG’s office started investigating the 2008 claim that the rest of these were unearthed. They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the AG’s office, that’s how ashamed they were. They needed subpoenas to get several of these now young men to open up about their experiences. That’s one thing I wondered about it, and now it has been answered.
I don’t believe Rodney Erickson (the new president of Penn St) hadn’t read anything in the newspaper about this before the grand jury presentment. It was in many local papers back in March, and there were subpoenas about emails and such. As executive vice president and provost at the time, he had to have been in the loop on all of this. I’m not buying his denial.
Get rid of them all! There was a huge cover-up to protect the institution.
I don’t know whether the story the attorney gave is just the shortened version of what happened the day the kid says he was assaulted. There could be many more details that weren’t released to the public, and I suspect the attorney didn’t lay all of his cards on the table. It’s predictable that Sandusky’s attorney would say that this one case was different...therefore this victim is out for money. While that’s entirely possible, it’s also possible that what we’ve heard about this new allegation is only a piece of what’s actually been told in confidentiality to the attorney. The AG’s office is looking into it, and won’t comment at this time.
Keep in mind that Amendola has outright said that the other kids were all colluding together just for the money, when the truth is that these kids told nobody until they were called (by subpoenas) to the AG’s office. They were ashamed of what happened to them...of what Sandusky did TO them, and they would have rather kept silent about the whole affair until they were called to testify about it. When they began to realize that Sandusky had done this to others, they began to realize someone might believe them about the horrors they suffered.
I completely agree with your reasoning here. If Gricar had pursued the case, there is no way Jerry Sandusky would have been convicted at that time in Happy Valley. He could have been 100% guilty and he would have walked. Right, wrong, or indifferent, JS would have been a free man. After that, what would be the chance that others would come forward? Slim to none. Even now the creep may serve little time if any, but I sincerely hope that’s not the case this time.
The only thing that even opened the window here this time is that an unflappable mom heard her son complain about “sex weirdos”. So she followed up on what was going on. It turns out for her that a nightmare had been going on for her son, and everyone around him was letting it happen based on the idea that Jerry Sandusky was a fine, upstanding citizen.
It reminds me of the cop that broke the Jaycee Dugard nightmare. Her radar went off when she encountered the kidnapper/rapist 19 years after the fact...and the rest is history. Who would have ever conceived that Jaycee had to go through ALL that she went through before she would be rescued all those years later? It was the woman cop who said her intuition kicked in and that she knew something wasn’t right and she didn’t ignore it. She followed up. This is like that in a way. Someone finally followed up!!!