Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach who was convicted in June on 45 counts of child sex abuse, is writing a book as he awaits sentencing next month.
Sandusky remains in the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa., and recently was taken off suicide watch. His wife, Dottie, is helping him with the book, WJAC-TV of Johnstown, Pa., reports.
“Sources said there has been so much paperwork exchanged between Jerry and Dottie, that Dottie has had her written correspondence privileges suspended by prison officials,” Gary Sinderson reported.
The book would be Sandusky’s second. His first, published in 2001, was a memoir of his charity work and bore the unfortunate title “Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story.”
Perhaps Sandusky’s writing has another purpose. Earlier this month, Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, said that his client is spending much of his time writing his account of events and that he expected Sandusky to speak at his sentencing.
“He wants everyone to know that. He had looked forward to testifying at his trial, and because of unforeseen circumstances [allegations of abuse by his adopted son, Matt Sandusky], that didn’t happen,” Amendola said. “Jerry views his sentencing as an opportunity for him to tell his side of this.”