A news article states that Sandusky's lawyer has requested that a "bill of particulars" be released publicly, with information related to the timeline, locations and age spans of the alleged victims.
Amendola "intends to pick apart the prosecution’s case and prove his [Sandusky's] innocence."
The time line spans 13 years, involving 8 identified (alleged) victims, whose ages ranged from age 8 - 17 over the course of the abuse. This shows how the grooming process occurs over a long period of time. This isn't a "one and done" type of crime. There is no violence, at least not in the beginning. Grooming is a very caring, loving, affectionate process. A way to gain the trust of the child - showering them with attention, which is all most kids want anyway. To be seen, to be loved, to be.
Victim 1 - 3 yearsYou will also note that these dates overlap. In other words, he was abusing more than one child at a time (allegedly). And these are only the cases we "know" about.
Victim 2 - alleged shower incident - McQueary testimony - still not identified
Victim 3 - 2 years
Victim 4 - 5 years
Victim 5 - 4 years
Victim 6 - 1 reported incident
Victim 7 - 3 years
Victim 8 - alleged shower incident - Janitor's report to supervisor - still not identified
Victim 9 - 2-3 years
Victim 10 - 2 years
Statistics tell us that pedophiles, over the course of their lifetime, will abuse hundreds of children. And Sandusky apparently has been abusing children for a very long time (allegedly).
Specific details from the "bill of particulars" and link to article after the jump -
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The offenses occurred between 2005 and 2008 at Sandusky’s home when the alleged victim was between 11 and 15 years old. Crimes also occurred at a State College hotel near Sandusky’s home and the school attended by Victim 1.
The offense occurred March 1, 2002, at the Lasch football building on campus. The identity and age of the alleged victim are unknown.
The offenses occurred between 2000 and late 2002 at Sandusky’s home and in the Lasch Building when the alleged victim was 13 through 15 years old.
The offenses occurred between 1996 and 2000 at Sandusky’s home and in showers at the East Area Locker Rooms across from Holuba Hall; at the Toftrees Golf Resort; in the states of Florida and Texas; in the Lasch Building; and in various dormitories of Penn State. The alleged victim’s age spanned 12 through 17.
The offenses occurred between 1996 and 2002 in the locker rooms and showers of the East Area Locker Rooms. The alleged victim’s age spanned 8 to 12 years old.
The offense was committed in May 1998 at the locker/shower room of the Lasch Building. The alleged victim was 11 years old.
The offenses occurred between approximately 1996 and 1999 at Sandusky’s home and in the East Area Locker Room. The alleged victim’s age spanned 11 to 14 years of age.
The offense occurred in November 2000 in the assistant coach’s locker room of the Lasch Building. The identity of the victim is unknown. Eyewitnesses place his age at between 11 and 13.
The offenses occurred between 2005 and 2009 at Sandusky’s home and at the pool and fitness center of the Hilton Garden Inn in State College. The alleged victim’s age spanned 13 to 15 or 16.
Victim 10Link to Story
The offenses occurred between 1997 and 1999 at Sandusky’s home, the outdoor pool at University Park and in Sandusky’s car. The alleged victim’s age spanned 10 to 12.
6:40 AM PT: I just caught Sara Ganim (journalist who "broke" the case) on CNN discussing alleged coverup at Penn State - implying there were pay-offs and misappropriation of funds to keep witnesses silent.
Of course all of this is alleged - but many have discredited Ms. Ganim's reporting because she comes from a small publication. I found it interesting that main stream media was picking up the case and reporting on this allegation against Penn State - to me that gives it a bit more legs - what are your thoughts?
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9:48 AM PT: Another article published today entitled "Experts: Penn State Investigation Could Focus on Cover-Up"