June 13th, 2012
09:21 PM ET

Lawyer: Sandusky gave alleged victim odd stare in court

Tom Kline, a lawyer for alleged "victim 5," says his client felt Jerry Sandusky was was trying to make him uncomfortable in court.

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  1. Casey Anthony

    I'd lock up the wife just as long!

    June 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  2. Happy Song

    I kept foster kids for about 4 years. When a father abuses children, many times his wife looks the other way. It is possible not to know BUT not when it is this extensive, not when he brought them home, not when he showered ALONE with them, not when he traveled with them. You tell a child good night, you leave the door open, you go to a hotel, they get their own room or share with another child and you NEVER go to their room. If you want to watch TV, they come to your room with your wife present and again, door open. You never, ever, ever hug a child that is unclothed. The other coaches and friends say we all shower together and my husband, who was on the swim team said it is true, however you do not shower with just ONE child. The team is there and they shower at the same time. If it is just you and the kid, you shower at home.

    And men (and women) that abuse children outside of the home may be very good fathers to their own children. I had children in my care that only the oldest or the youngest was abused while the abuser played the perfect daddy to the other children. And just because his friends say he is a good man is total BS! Men and women that abuse can put on a good even great front. I have know men that beat their women, mothers that beat and emotionally abuse their children but at church, work and around friends and family, they are on their best behavior. Remember the saying "no one know what goes on behind closed doors". Also, children almost never, accuse someone and make it up. The percentage of children lying about abuse is very, very small.

    June 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  3. alyssa

    Sociopaths are very good at hiding things

    June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  4. kelly

    were his childern abused at all i wonder?

    June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • doug

      I wonder the same thing.. I can't help but notice none of his children or grandchildren have testified, weird if you ask me !

      June 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  5. kevin courvile

    guity guity guity if he not get guity he will do this to a lot more kids i hope is guity and keep him away form kid.s forever pls

    June 19, 2012 at 2:20 am |
  6. kamarasune

    His wife is not on trial here, "he is" There is no scapegoat for this one. I guess he will have to be a big boy and except the "full consequences" of "his own actions" without having a woman to blame....

    June 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Ray Grammo

    Jerry did alot of good things in the world. A few misunderstandings don't change my opinion of this great man. Jerry's organization did much good to the community. He was embraced and I still would prefer to have my own children learn from his teachings. He's a legend and an amazing coach. Lots of people on this comment board haven't met him and are simply jealous of his standing. Hopefully, he will see a fair trial and these shortcomings will be brushed aside.

    June 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  8. penn state grad '70

    I'm tired of the backlash against Sandusky. He was an honorable Penn State leader.
    Jerry was and is a legend.
    This man did amazing things during his time at Penn State. He was a blessed man who was loved by his players and fellow coaches. Stop the negative comments. Go Lions!

    June 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  9. bsharp

    Every marriage has certain "don't ask, don't tell" aspects. What things have you avoided confronting your own spouse about? You are looking at the situation as though it were your own kids being abused. Sandusky's wife looked the other way because it was her husband. Most wives would, perhaps even including you.

    June 18, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  10. WYOCO

    In a pedophiles mind, they did not "abuse" anyone. The person that they abused "wanted" it. Or, in their head, they were in a "relationship" with the victim. It was "just" an expression of "thier" love. They would never "hurt" the victim – they LOVED the victim and on one level don't understand why they are in trouble. It would seem that he is a deeply disturbed man and has been so for a very very long time. That letter about "Jer" needing a best friend and is worthy is so telling of his internal workings.Sure he's had remorse but not strong enough to overcome his need for a "best friend" and show "love" in a "relationship".(all in his mind of course).

    June 18, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  11. lindaluttrell

    I wish they would televise this trial! Then we, the public, could see for ourselves what is going on here. Somehow, I believe that is the LAST thing Sandusky's legal team would want...

    June 17, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  12. John Smith

    I agree with Ms Basedo, The more the trail goes on the sicker I feel. Also, the wife must have suspected something or she lives in a differt world. All the years he abused those boys and she didn't pick up on anything?

    June 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  13. Peter Beck

    Was Sandusky's wife ever aware of his behavior? She had to have been at least suspicious if these incidents happened in their own home.

    June 14, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  14. sandra Basdeo

    on the Sandusky case, is it fair to say that his wife shouldn,t his wife be charged as well if he is found guilty. This is unbearable to watch.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • Lela Lombardo

      I absolutely agree!!!
      There is NO WAY IN HELL that she did not know what was going on; not over all of these years, hundreds of times, between all of these children. I am sick to my stomach.
      Along with her the Penn State officials need to be charged, including the then president Spanier, who as it comes out now, knew about all this!

      June 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm |