Jerry Sandusky Penn State Sexual Assault Case

Though Jerry Sandusky was once known as a successful assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), in more recent years he’s been widely known as a serial rapist and molester. While he was the coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, he founded a nonprofit charity for underprivileged and at-risk youth. It was through this organization that he sexually abused more than 50 young boys from 1994 to 2009. You can see the full timeline here, but here are the biggest key points in the case:

 

1997

1997

Sandusky founds The Second Mile, established to be a “group foster home devoted to helping troubled boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

1994

1994

One victim meets Sandusky through The Second Mile; he would often spend Friday nights at Sandusky’s house. The victim says Sandusky would often touch him inappropriately during car rides or when they showered together after working out. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

1998

1998

A different victim tells his mother he showered with Sandusky, and that Sandusky hugged him several times. His mother calls the university police, triggering an investigation. Sandusky admits to hugging the boy, as well as others, in the shower. District Attorney Ray Gricar says there is not enough evidence to warrant criminal charges, and has the investigation closed. (burnel1 / Shutterstock.com)

1999

1999

Sandusky retires from Penn State football, but is still granted access to campus facilities.

2000

2000

A janitor reports seeing Sandusky in the shower with a young boy.

2002

2002

A graduate assistant reports seeing Sandusky in the shower with a young boy, sexually assaulting him. No report is made to the police or any child protection agency. Sandusky’s keys to the locker room are taken away. Sandusky is banned from bringing children onto the college campus, unless such a decision is approved by the university’s president.

2010

2010

The graduate assistant testifies before a grand jury. (burnel1 / Shutterstock.com)

Nov. 6, 2011

Nov. 6, 2011

Prosecutors accuse Sandusky of making inappropriate advances or sexually assaulting 8 boys from 1994 to 2009. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Nov. 7, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and University Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz are arraigned for lying to a grand jury and failing to report possible child abuse. (burnel1 / Shutterstock.com)

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

In an ongoing investigation, The New York Times discovers a possible 10 more victims. (Osugi / Shutterstock.com)

Dec. 7, 2011

Dec. 7, 2011

Sandusky is arrested and faces 52 charges of abuse against at least 10 boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

Sandusky’s trial begins; prosecutor tells the jury that Sandusky is a “serial predator.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

Sandusky is found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Oct. 9, 2012

Oct. 9, 2012

68-year-old Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Dec. 8, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017

Jeffrey Sandusky, son of Jerry Sandusky, sentenced to 3.5 to 6 years for pressuring an underage girl to send him nude photos, and asking the girl’s underage sister to perform a sex act. He pleaded guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse.

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