THIS CASE IS JUST GOING FROM BAD TO HEART BREAKING TO SOME VERY SICK SHIT. BOTH THESE TWO NEED TO BE CHARGED.
The man identified as Victim 9 in the Jerry Sandusky grand jury presentment released this afternoon testified that Sandusky’s wife did not respond to his scream for help from the basement of their State College home.
“The victim testified that on at least one occasion he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky’s wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him,” the presentment says.
Students gather for a candle light vigil held in front of Old Main on the campus of Penn State University to honor the victims of sexual abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. State College , Pa.11/09/2011 SEAN SIMMERS, THE PATRIOT-NEWS
Penn State candlelight vigil gallery (6 photos)
Sandusky, charged last month with sexually assaulting eight boys, was arrested today and charged with assaulting two more. He was taken in handcuffs from his home today.
Victim 9, now an 18-year-old male, met Sandusky through his childhood participation in The Second Mile charity program from 2004-08. He told the grand jury he met Sandusky while participating in a pool activity as part of a Second Mile camp. Sandusky founded the children’s charities in 1977; the attorney general says that’s how he met all of his alleged victims.
Victim 9 testified to a pattern of sexual assaults by Sandusky over a period of years. Many of the assaults occurred in the basement bedroom of Sandusky’s home, he said. The victim testified that Sandusky performed oral sex on him numerous times. Sandusky also tried to rape him on at least 16 occasions and at times did penetrate him, he testified.
Bob Costas obtained the first interview with former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who admits on camera that he showered — but did not have sexual contact – with young boys. The interview will air during tonight’s telecast.
Sandusky, who was indicted on 40 counts by multiple accusers, told Costas, “I am innocent of those charges.” He was arrested Nov. 5 and charged with seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, eight counts of corruption of minors, eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of indecent assault, and other offenses. He is currently free on $100,000 bail pending trial.
“Well I could say that, you know, I have done some of those things,” Sandusky told Costas, according to an early transcript of tonight’s broadcast. “I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their leg. Without intent of sexual contact.”
All of the alleged sex abuse victims met Sandusky through their participation in The Second Mile. Sandusky founded the charity in 1977 as a group foster home for troubled boys. It spawned into a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars to help young boys and girls. On Monday, Chief Executive Officer Jack Raykovitz’s resignation was announced by the non-profit organization’s board of directors. Grand jury testimony alleges that Raykovitz was aware of at least one of the allegations against Sandusky.
“I enjoy being around children. I enjoy their enthusiasm. I just have a good time with them,” Sandusky said.
David Testo, former MLS player with the Columbus Crew, has told the CBC that he is gay. He is the first former MLS player to do so. And his former Canadian team, the Montreal Impact, say they knew he was gay when they signed him. Part of Testo’s interview, translated from a French report:
I’m gay, I’m gay. I did not choose. It’s just part of who I am. And it has nothing to do with the talent of a soccer player. You can be both an excellent soccer player and being gay. …
I really regret not having said publicly earlier. I fought with it all my life, my whole career. Living the life of a professional athlete and being gay is incredibly difficult. It is like wearing a secret in his bags but never yourself. It saps all your energy to you, in addition to having to perform, having to play.
IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE AN ACCIDENT.
Two Iranian footballers have been suspended for an “immoral” butt grab celebration following a goal that spurred the team to a 3-2 victory, the AP reports:
The report Monday says Mohammed Nosrati, a defender for Persepolis, squeezed the backside of teammate Sheis Rezaei while the Tehran team’s players celebrated a goal against Damash Gilan.
Millions across the Islamic Republic were watching:
Nosrati and Rezaei say they did not intend to offend anybody. Iran TV said they were indefinitely banned from entering any stadium and could face even more sanctions.