Sandusky Asks Pennsylvania Court to See His Grandchildren

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child molestation asked for court permission Friday to see his grandchildren, visits currently prohibited under his bail conditions.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, right, leaves the office of Centre County District Justice Daniel A. Hoffman under escort by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General's Office officials in Bellefonte, Pa., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2011. Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom, according to authorities. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)

Bellefonte, PA (AP) - The former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child molestation asked for court permission Friday to see his grandchildren, visits currently prohibited under his bail conditions.

A motion filed in Centre County court seeks to allow Jerry Sandusky to contact his 11 grandchildren by email, phone, text and Skype, and to let them visit his central Pennsylvania home if accompanied by a parent.

Authorities allege Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year span. Sandusky has said he is innocent. He is currently under house arrest and forbidden from having contact with anyone under 18.

"Jerry's grandchildren want to see him, and he very much wants to see them," Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

A 12th grandchild is expected "in the near future," according to the motion.

A judge has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 10.


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  • by Of Course... on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:43 AM
    He is just another pervert probably want to get a look at ANY child - grandchidren, whatever so he can have fresh images in mind for perverted reasons...Folks really think this kind of thing gets "cured" or they stop? I'm telling you how the mind of a molester works they are an addict that will do anything for their "fix" at ANYONE'S cost. HE NEEDS GENERAL POPULATION TIME/TORTURE/DEATH! if you can't find anyone willing to take care of this scum, we are!!!
  • by What??? Location: Ga. on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    What??? What??? Part of the reason Joe Pa suffered before he died was because of the acts of this clown!!! He's no different than anyone else awaiting trial. No! No! No! He needs to be put in general population with the other inmates....then let's see what happens...
  • by Shocked Location: Tallahassee on Jan 28, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    Are you kidding?? He really feels entitled, what about his victims, the pain and suffering they have experienced! Yet he wants to make sure he is not suffering from the lack of interaction with his grandchildren. If this is approved I will be really disappointed in our judicial system.
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