Dottie Sandusky, wife of jailed and disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, has stood by her man even as he likely heads to live his life out behind bars after a harsh sentencing earlier this week following dozens of convictions for sex abuse charges.
Dottie Sandusky and husband Jerry made a legally risky move as he was sentenced, writing accusation-filled, victim blaming letters to present to the judge as a sentence was set to be handed down.
The letters by Dottie Sandusky and embattled spouse Jerry didn’t just protest or proclaim innocence in the wake of mountains of damning evidence that abuse was ongoing and rife — the letters also ripped into victims in the case, attacking their credibility, character, and backgrounds in detail.
And Dottie Sandusky’s adopted son was among those targeted by the letters in which Sandusky’s wife wrote:
“Jerry was a wonderful father to our six children. We thank God each day for bringing them into our life. He treated each one as if they were our biological children. Our house was a fun house with lots of games, picnics, laughs and caring. There were always lots of people around whether it was friends of our kids, Second Mile kids or neighbors.”
Dottie also insisted:
“I never saw him doing anything inappropriate to any child, if I had, as a Mother and Grandmother I would have taken action. Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be.”
Of the testimony of her son, Mrs. Sandusky said:
“As far as our son Matt goes, people need to know what kind of person he is. We have forgiven him many times for all he has done to our family thinking that he was changing his life, but he would always go back to his stealing and lies. He has been diagnose with Bipolar, but he refuses to take his medicine. He has had many run-ins with the law and stolen money and items from our family. We still love him and want the best for him, but because of his actions we cannot express this to him.”
Do you think Dottie Sandusky is in denial, or are the letters a calculated insult to those victimized?