Jerry Sandusky, perhaps one of the most reviled men of this decade, is writing a book during his time in prison in order to tell his side of the story.
Sandusky, who was found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts of sexual abuse against 10 boys back in June, has been in jail since then awaiting his sentencing, which will occur next month. To occupy his time, he’s writing his account of how things went down, with the help of his wife Dottie. In fact, Dottie has been sending him so much correspondence that she’s had her privileges revoked by prison officials.
Throughout the trial Sandusky was very quiet, but his attorney, Joe Amendola, says he had been looking forward to getting up on the stand to address the accusations against him. He never got the chance, however, because his adopted son Matt came forward with his own allegations of abuse at the last minute. Amendola expects his client to speak at his sentencing, however.
“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,” Amendola said. “Jerry views his sentencing as an opportunity for him to tell his side of this.”
If Sandusky is allowed to write this book, it will be his second; his first was published in 2001 and bears the now-significant title “Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story”.