Ugh! We wish somebody had seen the signs so much earlier (and wish those who DID see the signs actually did something about it)!
Looking back at old interviews and passages in his autobiography, it's pretty clear that anyone claiming to love kids as much as Jerry Sandusky probably shouldn't be allowed around them!
As if the title isn't creepy enough, Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story includes lots of talk about maybe loving kids a little too much. On top of admitting to his passion for being around and hugging kids, Jerry wrote:
"Pretending has always been a part of me. I've loved trying to do the right things to hopefully make a difference in kids' lives and maybe make things better off for them. I'll never regret being called a 'great' pretender."
We're pretty sure the 8 or more victims of Sandusky's sexual abuse are not "better off". However, his self-bestowed title of a "great pretender" seems pretty warranted given the disgusting allegations against him.
It sounds like this man was pretending to care about kids, when all he really cared about was gaining and then taking advantage of their trust.
The former Penn State assistant football coach also tells of a "defiant boy" in a psychiatric facility who turned against him for seemingly no reason at all.
Sandusky recalls the boy "screaming from the top of his lungs" to leave him alone during a visit, which prompted the disgraced coach to respond, "You know, it's not right to treat people like this."
Talk about nerve! We have a pretty good idea of why this poor boy didn't want anything to do with Sandusky and it probably has something to do with the way he was treated at the hands of this monster.