Posted On: November 15, 2011 by Steven D. Silverman

Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Drops the Ball: All Doubt Removed

From a criminal defense attorney's view, it is incomprehensible that Sandusky's lawyer allowed his client to be interviewed by Bob Costs yesterday. As a father of two children, I am so glad he did because this "alleged" child predator all but guaranteed he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Based on what I heard, Sandusky all but admitted his guilt. Consider this:

COSTAS: Innocent? Completely innocent and falsely accused in every aspect?

SANDUSKY: Well I could say that, you know, I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their leg. Without intent of sexual contact. But - so if you look at it that way - there are things that wouldn't - you know, would be accurate.

And this:

BOB COSTAS: Are you sexually attracted to young boys, to underage boys?

JERRY SANDUSKY: Am I sexually attracted to underage boys?

BOB COSTAS: Yes.

JERRY SANDUSKY: Sexually attracted, you know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. But no I’m not sexually attracted to young boys.

That is his answer, to repeat the question with the question? Anyone wrongfully accused of such vile acts would adamantly deny the accusation from the outset not follow a pregnant pause with a repeating of the question. I have sat across the table from thousands of guilty people and hundreds of innocent people charged with various crimes. After listening to Sandusky's interview, my professional experience tells me there is no reasonable doubt Sandusky is a child predator.

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