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Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse reportedly dates back to 1970s according to new accusations

Three more men have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing them, according to a report from The Patriot-News’ Sara Ganim.

The report says three men came forward and told police they were abused by Sandusky. One of the accusers says he was abused by Sandusky in the early 1970s when Sandusky was in his 20s.

Sandusky, 64, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse last month. His defense has argued that a person doesn’t suddenly become a pedophile later in life, and since there weren’t any abuse accusations against Sandusky prior to the late ’90s, it wasn’t consistent with a pedophile’s pattern.

The new accusations dating back to the ’70s would wipe out that weak defense argument. The new accusations would make it seem like Penn State folks may have known about Sandusky’s questionable ways for years.


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