The more I read and watch the Penn State Sex abuse case . The more it makes me sick of what happened. The cover up of Jerry Sandusky’s illegal abuse of young boys was swept under the rug by the coaches, the Penn Sate administration , and possibly the folks that were supposed to investigate the crimes. Then , we heard Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas .It made me want to throw up after he talked about showering with young boys .
As a criminal defense attorney , I strongly believe in the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair and impartial trial . How could Sandusky’s criminal lawyer allow him to comment to Bob Costas . I guess he just wanted to get some press coverage . Allowing Sandusky to answer Costas questions was the nail on his coffin . It sealed the public’s opinion that he was a sexual predator and needs to be punished . If I was a prosecutor , a motion to revoke his bond may be in order. Mr. Costas interview appeared to be a confession by Sandusky.
After the interview , I predict Mr Sandusky gets a fair trial and then spends the rest of his life in prison and Penn State will write a big check to his victims for not doing a damn thing to stop it or tell the police.
Two lessons are to be learned from Mr. Sandusky’s interviews for those accused of a sex crime. First , don’t give a statement to police. Second , don’t give a statement to the media.