State College, Pa. – The home of former Pennsylvania State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was vandalized, just days after a grand jury indicted him on dozens of counts of sexually assaulting underage boys – some on the Penn State campus.
Sandusky’s home, which is across from a playground and elementary school, had two cinder blocks thrown through a downstairs bedroom window Thursday night, according to Philly.com.
Next door neighbor, Paul Kletchka, told the Website, “We have two small children, and we’re concerned for the safety of everyone in the neighborhood… We ask for people to give him his day in court. We understand that people are angry, and we understand why they are angry, but bringing violence to this neighborhood isn’t going to help anything.”
Kletchka added he was not friends with Sandusky, but would see him at neighborhood functions. He said he was shocked by the allegations revealed in the grand jury report, noting that he would see groups of children at Sandusky’s home from time to time playing football.
To read the entire grand jury report, click here (WARNING! The graphic report may be offensive to some).
“There would be kids and adults and their friends would be there, too. It was a party atmosphere.”
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has charged Sandusky with 40 counts related to the sexual abuse of young boys. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and the university’s senior vice president for finance and business, Gary Schultz, have been charged with perjury for covering up the alleged sexual assaults.
Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired over the matter by the university’s board of trustees because, they allege, he failed to alert authorities when he learned of Sandusky’s alleged assaults almost a decade ago.
Reports indicate, however, that after then graduate student Mike McQueary told Paterno in 2002 that he had witnessed Sandusky molesting a young boy, the coach told his superiors and left the matter in their hands – thus he fulfilled his legal duty regarding the incident. McQueary, who is a Penn State football coach, has been placed on administrative leave over the matter.
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