Sandusky Writes a Book


Escorted by the authorities, Sandusky leaves the courthouse where he was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.

Claire Marvin, Staff Writer

Former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse, is reportedly writing a book from behind bars. If this is true, the book will be a sequel to Sandusky’s 2001 autobiography, ironically titled Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story. Touched focused on Sandusky’s career and his life as a coach at Penn State. This new book will be a grotesque reminder of the pain and suffering Sandusky inflicted upon his victims. Unless this book is full of apologies and repentance, the public should not buy it and give Sandusky the satisfaction of basking in the limelight once again.

Since the scandal, Touched has been selling for as much as $200 per copy on Amazon. While inmates are not allowed to profit from writing about their crimes, there will be more than enough controversy and drama to shoot Sandusky’s jailbird memoir to the top of the best seller’s charts.

Sandusky is currently being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and will remain there for the rest of his life. He was just recently taken off of suicide watch and prison officials have described him as a “model inmate.” Model inmate or not, there is no covering up the monster that is Jerry Sandusky.

When Sandusky first started writing in his cell, his intentions were only to sort out the events leading up to his conviction. “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,” Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola told the Washington Post.

Does Sandusky have a partner in crime? Well, close to it. His wife of 46 years, Dorothy aka “Dottie” Sandusky, has been helping him to write the book while he’s been in jail. Pennsylvania TV reporter Gary Sinderson said, “there has been so much paperwork exchanged between Jerry and Dottie that Dottie has had her written correspondence privileges suspended by prison officials.”

After the jury found him guilty of sexually abusing 10 different boys over 15 years, it’s no wonder Sandusky wants to write his own account of the accusations and further plead his innocence. As innocent as he may portray himself in his new book, there is no taking back the sick and horrific acts Sandusky forced upon helpless, under-privileged children. His victims will forever carry deep emotional scars that no amount of words could ever come close to mending.