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Sandusky Victim 1 Steps Out of Shadows, Says Justice Took Too Long

Sandusky Victim 1 Steps Out of Shadows, Says Justice Took Too Long

ABC News(NEW YORK) — He was known only as Victim 1 in one of the most infamous child sexual abuse cases in history.  But this week, Aaron Fisher revealed his identity to the world and, in an exclusive interview with 20/20′s Chris Cuomo, told the …

Behind Bars: How Jerry Sandusky Will Live in Prison

Behind Bars: How Jerry Sandusky Will Live in Prison

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — As convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was led away from the Centre County, Pa., court house on Tuesday, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator was headed toward what will likely be the r…

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years in Prison

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years in Prison

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 children after a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in jail.”I’m not going to sentence you…

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later Apologizes

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later Apologizes

Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A well-known Catholic priest who hosts a weekly religious television show said in an interview this week that child sex abusers are often seduced by teenage boys and should not go to jail on a first offense.  B…

Paterno ‘Despised’ Sandusky Long Before Sex Scandal, New Book Claims

Paterno ‘Despised’ Sandusky Long Before Sex Scandal, New Book Claims

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Long before Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse crimes led to Joe Paterno’s downfall, the two Penn State coaches “despised each other,” according to a new biography of Paterno.Former Sports Illustrated writer Joe …

Former NFL Cheerleader Denies She Is the ‘Female Sandusky’

Former NFL Cheerleader Denies She Is the ‘Female Sandusky’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader accused of sex abuse is firing back at her critics and the rumors about her personal life, despite a request by prosecutors for a gag order in the case.Sarah Jones, a one-time captain of the…

Penn State May Loan Athletic Department Money to Pay Off NCAA Fines

Penn State May Loan Athletic Department Money to Pay Off NCAA Fines

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State University is considering a loan to its athletic department in an effort to pay the $60 million fine imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its role in ignoring past se…

Thirty Penn State Football Players Staying Nittany Lions

Thirty Penn State Football Players Staying Nittany Lions

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Even with the football program seemingly crashing around them, a group of 30 Penn State University players said on Wednesday that they’re not going anywhere.Earlier this week, the NCCA imposed stiff p…

Penn State Sanctions: Outrage Grows Over Vacated Victories

Penn State Sanctions: Outrage Grows Over Vacated Victories

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Outrage over the sanctions against Penn State’s football program is high with some fans of the Nittany Lions football team, mostly stemming from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s decision…

Penn State Takes Down Paterno Statue, Prepares for NCAA Sanctions

Penn State Takes Down Paterno Statue, Prepares for NCAA Sanctions

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — The statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed from outside the university’s football stadium on Sunday, just hours before the NCAA said it would announce its punishment for the sc…

Penn State Faces $5M in Child Sex Abuse Case Settlements

Penn State Faces $5M in Child Sex Abuse Case Settlements

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — The Penn State child sex abuse investigation has already cost the university more than $12 million in crisis communication and legal fees.  And the university is expected to shell out at least an…

Report: Joe Paterno, Penn State Officials Disregarded Victims’ Safety

Report: Joe Paterno, Penn State Officials Disregarded Victims’ Safety

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials acted with “total disregard” for the children sexually abused by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky because of t…

Penn State Awaits Results of Child Sex Abuse Investigation

Penn State Awaits Results of Child Sex Abuse Investigation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State University on Thursday is bracing for the results of an internal investigation into how the school handled the child sex abuse scandal involving its former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandu…

Penn State Awaits Results of Child Sex Abuse Investigation

Penn State Awaits Results of Child Sex Abuse Investigation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State University on Thursday is bracing for the results of an internal investigation into how the school handled the child sex abuse scandal involving its former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandu…

Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son Claims Abuse Went On for Years

Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son Claims Abuse Went On for Years

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The adopted son of convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky went on record four days into the trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach to allege that he endured seven years of being molested by Sandusky.Matt …

Jerry Sandusky Verdict: Victim 1′s Mother Speaks Out

Jerry Sandusky Verdict: Victim 1′s Mother Speaks Out

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 45 guilty verdicts made it clear: The jury believed the eight young men who testified against Jerry Sandusky.But before the jury read the verdicts to the court, the biggest fear for the victims and their famili…

Jailhouse Decree from Warren Jeffs

Jailhouse Decree from Warren Jeffs

TRENT NELSON/AFP/Getty Images(SALT LAKE CITY) — Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence in prison, has ordered most of his followers to stop having sex except for 15 men — and the women the men choose — designated to father a…

Charges Dropped Against Jerry Sandusky Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Charges Dropped Against Jerry Sandusky Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — “It is not necessarily a crime for an adult to touch a child,” Judge John Cleland told the jury on Thursday before they began to deliberate the fate Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach charged with m…

Why Didn’t Jerry Sandusky Take the Stand?

Why Didn’t Jerry Sandusky Take the Stand?

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — The defense attorneys for Jerry Sandusky had been intent on putting the former Penn State coach accused of child sex abuse on the stand to defend himself, but changed their minds on Wednesday because they …

Jerry Sandusky Will Not Take the Stand

Jerry Sandusky Will Not Take the Stand

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Jerry Sandusky was willing to testify in his own defense, but his lawyers overruled him today and decided that Sandusky will not testify, his lawyer told ABC News.Sources had said Tuesday evening that they were…

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