Based on a New York Times report (which police have denied), the total number of Jerry Sandusky's suspected victims who've either come forward or been detailed in the grand jury report has approached 20. That might not be all, especially if Sandusky keeps denying the charges on national television.
The Patriot-News reports "several" more have come forward since the interview, with one alleging Sandusky's behavior went back as far as 1977, while ABC News reports Sandusky's interview steeled a pair of witnesses into testifying. From the sound of it, they might otherwise have declined to get involved if not for Sandusky's defiance.
Here's attorney Andy Shubin, from the Patriot-News report:
"I spent about half the day in kitchens and living rooms, speaking with victims of Sandusky's molestation and processing with them the effects of Jerry Sandusky being on television and Jerry Sandusky denying wrongdoing," Shubin said. "And what I found was that these folks are being re-traumatized."
For so many reasons, putting Sandusky on air was a baffling legal move. Here are a few more reasons why.
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