When Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse, most assumed that would be the last we heard from him. His sentence will be announced next month, however, the general consensus among most appears to be that he’ll spend the duration of his life in prison. No matter what, Sandusky’s sentencing was supposed to be the final chapter in his unfortunate, disturbing and extremely troubling story.
An explosive new story from the New York Daily News may change that final chapter, though. According to the Daily News, Sandusky now stands accused of partaking in a child prostitution ring that led to former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta paying a then-underaged child prostitute for sex.
"(Between) 1977-1980 I was a child prostitute associated with a tri-state (NYC-NJ-PA) pedophile ring. (During the) summer of 1979 I was brought to the State College area by Ed Savitz for the purpose of child prostitution with Jerry Sandusky at a Second Mile fundraiser," Greg Bucceroni wrote in an email (obtained by the NNew York Daily News).
"Due to time constraints, Sandusky became unavailable and I was introduced to Phil Foglietta by Ed Savitz & Jerry Sandusky. Foglietta was introduced to us as Coach Phil who coached youth football in NYC. Foglietta agreed to pay $200.00 for child sex and followed us back to a Philadelphia hotel, myself (sic)ad another child prostitute then engaged coach Phil in child sex."
Look, obviously this is just an accusation and anyone can come out and make accusation. That said, neither Sandusky nor anyone even mildly associated with him has done anything to earn the slightest benefit of the doubt. Nobody. Everyone and anyone who was associated with Sandusky, beginning with his former Penn State co-workers and ending with his closest Second Mile associates, seemed to be corrupted by him.
We’ll have to wait and see where this case goes but, at this point, our mantra should probably be: convicted child rapists are guilty until proven innocent, not vice versa.