Archive for ‘Sexual Violence’

June 27, 2012

Sandusky’s Many Accomplices

As his victims sobbed on the stand, Jerry Sandusky leaned forward and smiled, according to several journalists.

One reporter said he looked adoringly at one of his victims, a look that never crossed his face when looking at his wife or family. A juror spoke of this adoring look too, saying that was a factor in the verdict.

These descriptions are spine-chilling, leaving the impression he was happily reliving the sexual violence he inflicted even as he was faced with life in prison for the crimes. Did their pain on the stand give him an erection in the same manner inflicting the pain of rape provided his sexual excitement? Was the memory of his dominance, power and control over mere boys exhilarating?

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