Jerry Sandusky – Jerry Sandusky’s wife says the accusers are making “false accusations” that the former football coach molested boys in their home and asked the public to remain open-minded about the case and his innocence.
Sandusky was arrested again on new charges filed on Wednesday, bringing the number of accusers to 10, whom prosecutors say were sexually abused since the mid-1990s.
However, his wife, Dorothy Sandusky, broke her silence and said the charges had devastated their family.
“We don’t know why these young men have made these false accusations, but we want everyone to know they are untrue,” she said in a statement.
She made the comments hours after her husband posted $250,000 cash bail and was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility.
The new grand jury presentment accused the former defensive coordinator of repeatedly molesting two boys between the late 1990s and 2008. One of the accusers, identified in the presentment as Victim 9, told grand jurors he repeatedly raped and abused him in the basement of the former coach’s home.
“The victim testified that at least on one occasion he screamed for help, knowing that Sandusky’s wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him,” the presentment says.
But Dorothy Sandusky disputes the claim.
“I am also angry about these false accusations that such a terrible incident ever occurred in my home,” her statement said.
She said she continued “to believe in Jerry’s innocence and all the good things he has done.”
The former Pennsylvania State University coach arrived in a three-car caravan after his release earlier in the day, dozens of reporters and camera crews waited outside his State College home.
The car carrying the former coach parked quickly in the garage. From there, Sandusky went into his house, ignoring questions from the media horde.
The terms of his bail require him to remain under house arrest and submit to electronic monitoring.
A preliminary hearing on the charges was scheduled for Tuesday in nearby Bellefonte.