Sandusky seen staring at children in school near his home: Court files to keep him confined inside

Sandusky seen staring at children in school near his home: Court files to keep him confined inside

Harrisburg : PA : USA | Feb 08, 2012 at 11:24 AM PST
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Penn State Sexual Abuse Scandal, Paterno Fired, Student Riot

By Veronica Roberts

Wednesday February, 8, 21012, PA]----Jerry Sandusky, now under house arrest awaiting trial for 52 counts of child sexual abuse, was reportedly caught staring at children in a school located across from his house.

According to CNN, the prosecution argued in court on Wednesday to change his bail stipulation and now want to keep him confined within his home unless seeking medical attention. The former Penn State Assistant Football Coach was allegedly sitting on his porch looking at the schoolchildren near his home in Pennsylvania.

67-year-old Sandusky was placed under house arrest after he was arrested a second time on an additional 12 counts of molestation. He was released on $250,000 bail, with no unsupervised contact with children. The former popoular coach was first arrested November 5, 2011, and charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse against 8 alleged victims.

Sandusky is accused of molesting them when they were just boys at his non-profit charity called Second Mile. The abuse spanned more than 15 years.

The explosive child sex scandal rocked Penn State and the fall-out was far-reaching. The late Joe Paterno, legendary coach there for 46 seasons, was fired along with the the university President. Assistant coach Mike McQueary, who told the Grand Jury that he witnessed what looked like "sexual activity" between Sandusky and a then 10-year old boy in a bathroom at Penn State when he was a graduate student, was put on administrative leave. Two other University officials were fired and also arrested and charged for coverng the alleged abuse.

Paterno died Jan. 22 after being diagnosed with lung cancer on Nov. 19. This came on the heels of him being abruptly fired on Nov. 9, never charged with a crime by the court but accused by many of not reporting the sexual abuse to police. McQueary testified to telling him about the incident he witnessed in the bathroom. Paterno did report it to University officials but that wasn't sufficient to absolve him of some culpability in the eyes of Penn State Board of Trustees and public opinion.

Despite the dark clouds that loomed at the end of his career, Paterno was laid to rest on Jan. 25, with a hero's send off and a tribute by his beloved university.

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The Penn State University sex abuse scandal led to the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno (R)
The Penn State University sex abuse scandal led to the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno (R)
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