Jerry Sandusky’s 2001 Autobiography Provided Clues To authorities About His Young Victims.
The former Pennsylvania State University assistant coach unknowingly led investigators right to quite a few of his alleged victims of sexual abuse.
When investigators read Jerry Sandusky autobiography, “Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story,” they began to comprise a list of likely victims.
Joe Leiter, a Pennsylvania state trooper, could pick out which boys were victims merely by reading their names and looking at the photos of the boys whom Jerry Sandusky mentioned in his publication.
“In essence, Jerry Sandusky’s own book had provided the investigator with a road map back to himself,” journalists Bill Moushey and Bob Dvorchack wrote in their upcoming book “Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence.”
Some of the chapters in his autobiography had the first names of young children who were participants of The Second Mile, which is a charity for underprivileged youth that Sandusky founded and where many of his victims were found.
“Sandusky had seen fit to publish photos of himself surrounded by some of the boys with whom he had forged close relationships,” according to the new book. “With this information, Leiter had a place to start,” it added.
“Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence,” will be on store shelve’s April 17.