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Dottie Sandusky: Jerry ‘Definitely’ Innocent

The convicted child molester’s wife says his victims were motivated financially.

Jerry Sandusky’s wife believes her husband is “definitely” innocent and says that those who accused him of abuse were motivated financially.

Dottie Sandusky, who has been married to Jerry Sandusky for 37 years, staunchly defended her husband in an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer that aired Wednesday morning.

Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach at Penn State, was convicted in June 2012 of 45 out of 48 counts of child sexual abuse, and is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison.

“Do I believe him?’’ Dottie Sandusky said of her husband, who has maintained his innocence. “I definitely believe him.”

Sandusky told Lauer that she thought there were financial aspects to the case.

“I think it was, they were manipulated, and they saw money,’’ she said. “Once lawyers came into the case, they said there was money.”

Dottie Sandusky did admit to knowing that her husband showered with young boys, but said, “That’s the generation that Jerry grew up in.”

“I think people need to know that Jerry is not guilty,’’ Dottie Sandusky told Matt Lauer.

See Dottie Sandusky’s full interview with Matt Lauer above. 


Country1st March 14, 2014 at 09:11 AM
It sure is suspicious.
james wood March 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM
February 10, 2014 State police will take over the investigation into the 2005 disappearance of former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar, police said Monday. The major case squad made up of investigators from the Rockview and Lewistown barracks will head up the case into Gricar, who was last seen April 15, 2005, and was reported missing that night. Gricar was declared legally dead in 2011. “It was at the request of Bellefonte borough and the task force,” said Trooper Jeff Petucci, adding that other agencies will continue to be involved, but new tips and oversight will become the responsibility of the state. Petucci said the goal is simply to look at the investigation from a fresh perspective and review previously acquired information. Gricar’s nephew Tony Gricar said his family was made aware of the change in investigators late last week but doesn’t know why it happened. He said he appreciated the longtime work of Bellefonte detective Matthew Rickard, Police Chief Shawn Weaver and the rest of the department, and the family looks forward to speaking with the investigators on the major case squad. “With the larger organizational resources, and reach, of the Pennsylvania State Police, we hope this may lead us to the answer of what happened that day,” Tony Gricar said. Ray Gricar’s Mini Cooper was found in Lewisburg the day after he was reported missing, and his computer was recovered from the Susquehanna River three months later. But no significant evidence of what happened to the longtime prosecutor has emerged. In 2010, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller created a group to review the details of the case. Any tips regarding the disappearance should be directed to the state police tipline at 800-472-8477 or 800-4PATIPS.
harryfinster March 15, 2014 at 01:49 PM
lynn is from phoenixville
kathleen hoynes March 15, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Fact is, we are all on the outside looking in,and a jury of his peers convicted him of horrific crimes, and he should rot in jail!I don't know why she was not charged as well, but IMHO she should also be jailed!
Monika E Dorfman March 17, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Lynn, are you perv yourself? What's wrong with you! Zip it!

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