Jerry Sandusky is writing a book from jail just weeks before his sentencing for 45 counts of child sexual abuse charges of which he was convicted in June.
Sandusky is reportedly writing the new book with the help of his wife, Dottie, according to The Huffington Post. The former assistant coach’s first book, unfortunately titled Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story, was published in 2001 and talks about Sandusky’s life up to that point, although it likely includes no mention of the crimes he has been convicted of.
While details of the new Sandusky book are unclear, sources have said that Jerry and his wife have exchanged so much paperwork through the Centre County Correctional Facility’s system that his wife has had her written correspondence privileges revoked for the time being.
While details are unclear, The Washington Post suggests that the new book could be his account of the events leading up to his arrest. Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, added that Sandusky will most likely speak during his sentencing hearing. Amendola stated:
“He’s extremely distraught about what’s happened at Penn State. He never, never dreamed that anything he was accused of doing would have this type of impact on Penn State, not only athletics, but the university as a whole.”
Amendola added that his client has been spending a lot of time writing his account of events. Of the possibility that Sandusky will speak at his sentencing, Amendola stated:
“He wants everyone to know that. He had looked forward to testifying at his trial, and because of unforeseen circumstances [allegations of abuse by his adopted son, Matt Sandusky], that didn’t happen. Jerry views his sentencing as an opportunity for him to tell his side of this.”
Would you buy a book written by convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky that tells his side of the story?