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November 6, 2011 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
So what manner of a man is this Jerry Sandusky? On Nov. 13, 1999, he received a standing ovation from a crowd of 96,480. It was the occasion of his official retirement as dean of Linebacker U's impenetrable defense. For a long, long time, he was thought to be the successor to Joe Paterno. When he finally decided to leave the fold, after 32 years of unswerving loyalty and uncommon patience, they had him run out onto the Beaver Stadium sod for the last time. What must that have felt like, to hear a whole stadium of fans, on their feet, chanting your name, with Happy Valley reverberating with thunderclaps of applause and former players encircling you with hugs?
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November 12, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After a sharp right turn off East College Avenue, drivers are treated to a sign that reads "road closed ahead. " Drive a little farther up the narrow, winding road and motorists are alerted to "Watch Children" before again being reminded the road is closed except for "local traffic. " It's a week since the news surfaced of the unfathomable sexual abuse charges against former longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Aside from a couple of rumored sightings, Sandusky has managed for the most part to lay low. But that hasn't stopped the occasional person from driving by to see where Sandusky lives, right in front of Lemont Elementary School and a playground.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
Ruling that Jerry Sandusky had sufficient time to prepare his defense to charges that he sexually assaulted teen-aged boys, a Centre County judge on Wednesday denied Sandusky's request for a new trial. Jurors convicted the former Penn State assistant football coach of 45 counts of sexual abuse of minors in a case that drew international attention. In October, he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Seeking to reopen the matter, Sandusky, 68, appealed. He argued that the denial of a request for a trial delay amounted to a denial of his Constitutional right to an attorney.
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November 1, 2012 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was transferred Wednesday to a maximum-security prison in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania where he will serve his 30- to 60-year sentence. At the State Correctional Institution at Greene, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach's fellow inmates will include most of the state's death-row prisoners and convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Sunday, Sandusky was moved to the state prison in Camp Hill, where he was medically and psychologically evaluated, the Department of Corrections said.
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December 7, 2011 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors on Wednesday filed new child sex-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky, bringing to 10 the number of boys they say the former football coach molested or raped over the past decade. State police arrested Sandusky at his State College home and led him, draped in a blue-and-white Penn State track suit, in handcuffs into court. At a preliminary arraignment, Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott increased Sandusky's bail to $250,000 cash. He was taken to Centre County prison after being unable to immediately post bail.
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June 6, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 600 potential jurors are slated to pack Centre County's courthouse Tuesday as lawyers begin the tedious task of finding a dozen who have not already made up their minds about Jerry Sandusky. In a county where the child sex abuse allegations against the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach have already tarnished the reputation of a university and led to the downfall of local hero and former head coach Joe Paterno, that task is likely to prove challenging.
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January 5, 2012 | Associated Press
Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson will meet with alumni in town hall-style meetings in King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, and New York City next week to discuss the child-sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The first session is set for Wednesday night at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Pittsburgh. Erickson will lead a second session next Thursday at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge on First Avenue in King of Prussia.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, the large, flat-screen TV on the first floor of Penn State's student center flashed with a red breaking-news update. The TV was streaming CNN all morning. Twelve miles away, Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach who was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rattled this campus, was about to hear his fate. But here, in the HUB-Robeson Center, only 11 students sat facing the TV to hear the sentence. One of the students was napping.
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June 12, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge has ordered the unsealing of records related to Pennsylvania State University's settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers, siding with media outlets that sought their release. The records, which are believed to include details of claims that Joe Paterno and other coaches first learned about Sandusky's sexual misconduct decades ago, will be accessible in 31 days, Judge Gary S. Glazer ruled Friday. Any identifying information about the accusers is expected to be redacted.
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June 11, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
A lawyer for a coalition of media outlets on Thursday told a Philadelphia judge that the public deserves to see sealed records on Pennsylvania State University's settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers, while the school's lawyers said such a step would unfairly open the victims to ridicule and embarrassment. The battle began after a ruling last month by Common Pleas Court Judge Gary S. Glazer cited sealed records that suggest some accusers who received payments from the university claimed that legendary coach Joe Paterno or his assistants knew about Sandusky's sexual abuse decades before his arrest.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University has opposed a move by a coalition of media organizations - including the Inquirer, the Daily News, and philly.com - to unseal court records surrounding settlements it paid to end claims by accusers of Jerry Sandusky. In a new filing, Penn State lawyers cited the need to maintain confidentiality for the alleged victims, some of whom have claimed that head football coach Joe Paterno or his assistants knew as early as the 1970s that Sandusky had sexually assaulted them.
NEWS
May 24, 2016
Two grand juries have exposed systematic child sexual abuse covered up by the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, convicted serial predator Jerry Sandusky's crimes have drawn international attention to Penn State, and, most recently, state prosecutors have leveled charges of widespread pedophilia and official silence in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Now the Pennsylvania legislature may finally be ready to show mercy to victims. Legislation to extend the time limits for criminal charges and civil complaints in abuse cases would be late in coming but nonetheless welcome.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
Full disclosure: I'm a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Class of '82. On my desk at the Inquirer I have a Penn State coffee mug, a water bottle bearing the Nittany Lion logo, and a pen-and-pencil holder crocheted in blue and white with a "P" glued on the front. My school spirit waned when the Jerry Sandusky scandal came to light. It has slowly returned in recognition that a university is far more than the actions of a few. So when my editors asked me last month to write about the appeal of retiring in college towns from the perspective of residents at the Village at Penn State, I started planning which flavor ice cream I was going to order at Berkey Creamery once I got to State College.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
ISSUE | PENN STATE Be fair to all Rob Tornoe's cartoon showing a Penn State fan defending former football coach Joe Paterno while ignoring one of Jerry Sandusky's victims (Tuesday) portrayed how Paterno has come to be seen as a willing enabler of child molestation. That viewpoint is one shared by many: that to even consider the possibility that Paterno was unaware of Sandusky's predation is somehow callous. In reality, there is absolutely no reason that one can't have the utmost sympathy for Sandusky's victims while also wanting to ensure that people aren't unjustly defamed.
NEWS
May 10, 2016
The full text of Penn State University President Eric J. Barron's response to new allegations in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Dear Friends: Over the past few days, allegations have surfaced from individuals who claim to be Sandusky victims and from unidentified individuals about the alleged knowledge of former University employees. None of these allegations about the supposed knowledge of University employees has been substantiated in a court of law or in any other process to test their veracity.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University president Eric Barron said Sunday that the university has found no evidence to support the latest allegations that Joe Paterno and members of his coaching staff knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children as early as the 1970s. Barron turned the heat on the media for reporting the allegations, some of which surfaced in court papers last week. Others were reported by CNN and NBC News. If true, they indicate that Paterno and other Penn State authorities knew about Sandusky's actions years earlier than had been alleged.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
With a single paragraph in an otherwise unnoticed legal ruling this week, a Philadelphia judge reignited the contentious debate over Joe Paterno's legacy - and revived a scandal that Pennsylvania State University had hoped it had moved beyond. The court filing cited a settlement that the school paid to a man who said he told the legendary football coach in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted him. By Friday, more accusers had come forward with claims that they, too, had alerted Paterno or others on his staff to Sandusky's sexual misconduct decades before it drew law enforcement scrutiny.
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