Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is an American convicted serial rapist, child molester and retired college football coach.Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno, from 1969 to 1999.Former Eagles head coaches Dick Vermeil and Andy Reid, former Phillies owner Ruly Carpenter, Matt Millen from ESPN, actor Mark Wahlberg, Arnold Palmer, and football player Franco Harris, among others, served on the Honorary Board of Second Mile.
Sandusky signed off at least one of his letters to his victim as "Forrest Jer." On February 13, 2017, Sandusky's son Jeffrey (Jeff) was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography, and entered a plea deal while awaiting trial in September, 2017, with sentencing scheduled for December, 2017.
He was given a sentence on December 8, 2017 of three-and-a-half to six years in prison after "pleading guilty to pressuring a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asking her teen sister to perform a sex act." Sandusky served as a graduate assistant under Paterno at Penn State in 1966.
His father Arthur served in the field of youth service programs for over 30 years, mostly as director of the Brownson House in Washington, Pennsylvania, a community recreation center for children.
There, he founded the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling program and created junior basketball, volleyball, boxing and football programs for the Brownson House.
Several of them testified against Sandusky in his sexual abuse trial. On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 remaining charges.
and Arthur Sandusky, whose parents, Edward and Josephine Sendecki, were immigrants from Poland, who moved to East Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.
The rules adopted were that Sandusky could be mischievous but not to the point where someone could be intentionally hurt; he also vowed to not be disrespectful to his teachers and swear to himself that he would tell the truth if he was caught breaking any rules.
Sandusky is a fan of the 1994 film Forrest Gump, confiding to one of his victims that he identifies with the lead character.
Sandusky was recognized in ways usually reserved for a head coach.
He was doused with a water bucket and carried to the center of the field on the shoulders of his players.
The investigation reached a new level of urgency when it became apparent that the allegations were not an isolated set of incidents, but that Sandusky had a strategy to abuse vulnerable boys.