Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Could Use the Old ‘He Was Teaching the Kids How to Properly Shower’ Defense
However much Jerry Sandusky is paying for his legal defense, he sure may be getting his money’s worth when it comes to creativity. In an interview with WHTM, one of Sandusky’s new attorneys, Karl Rominger, suggested a possible defense for Jerry Sandusky touching young boys in the shower. Get ready to have your socks knocked off.
“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” attorney Karl Rominger said. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”
Rominger issued a statement Thursday to clarify that his explanation was a hypothetical, and that it did not necessarily apply to Sandusky. I really don’t care what he’s saying, because I’d like to use this space to make it clear that that’s an awful explanation. There isn’t any logical explanation for why an adult man would be bear hugging young boys in a shower. And if you want to teach them proper showering techniques — which sounds pretty stupid to me — you don’t have to be naked in the shower to do so.
I just hope nobody on the jury would buy this, or any other lame excuse.
Thanks to LBS contributor Mona for sharing the story with us.