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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jerry Sandusky Could Face Criminal Charges in San Antonio

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky could face criminal charges in San Antonio for sexually abusing a young boy while the two were in Texas for the Alamo Bowl.

The grand jury’s investigation of Sandusky says one of the alleged victims was listed as a family member of Jerry Sandusky when the team traveled to San Antonio for the 1999 Alamo Bowl. Sandusky was alleged to have abused the boy on the trip. He was also said to have threatened to send the boy home if he did not cooperate with Sandusky’s sexual advances.

San Antonio Police Sgt. Chris Benaviedes says the police department is investigating the allegations for a possible crime. However, Bexar County First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg believes any investigation would be an uphill climb.

“All we have is an allegation contained in a an indictment from another jurisdiction. We have no evidence, no complainant yet,” he told reporter Michael Board. “It’s a preliminary inquiry.

“Obviously, in something like this, when (District Attorney Susan) Reed heard about it, she and the police chief were very concerned about it. We are going to taking what action we can to see if a case can be built.”

Who knows if they’ll be able to build a case, but this speaks to the level of animosity people have towards Sandusky. San Antonio has plenty of crimes to investigate, but because this is so visible for the public, and because people are so outraged, they want to do something to discipline him. I’m sure most people won’t disagree with their decision.

via Peter Burns



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