Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse earlier this year. His actions emotionally scarred at least 10 boys, tarnished the legacy of Joe Paterno, and left the Penn State football program in ruins. But his wife, Dottie Sandusky, still loves her man.
Dottie released a statement on Thursday saying that her husband was innocent. Dottie asked everyone to be patient and open-minded until Jerry was given a chance to prove his innocence. It’s unclear if Dottie remembers the trial that put her husband behind bars.
Dottie said: “I love my husband. He’s not who they say he is.”
Dottie Sandusky said that her husband’s accusers were lying. The child molester’s wife pointed to one story that claimed she was home during the abuse, saying that “as a mother of 6,” she would have never let anything like that happen in her home.
“I have been shocked and dismayed by the allegations made against Jerry, particularly the most recent one that a now young man has said he was kept in our basement during visits and screamed for help as Jerry assaulted him while I was in our home and didn’t respond to his cries for help. As the mother of six children, I have been devastated by these accusations.”
“We don’t know why these young men have made these false accusations, but we want everyone to know they are untrue. I continue to believe in Jerry’s innocence and all the good things he has done.”
Do you feel sorry for Dottie Sandusky? Do you think she’ll ever be able to admit that Jerry Sandusky is guilty?