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Defense Attorney Claims Sandusky Showered with Boys to Teach 'Basic Hygiene Habits


"there are a lot of juvenile delinquents...who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body"

The Jerry Sandusky defense just took an interesting turn.

In an interview with WHTM-TV, a member of disgraced former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's defense team attempted to rationalize his repeated showering with young boys by saying it was simply an attempt to teach the boys personal hygiene.

"Some of these kids don't have basic hygiene skills," Karl Rominger told WHTM. "Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body."

Huffington Post, however, notes the defense isn't something that was pare of Sandusky's original justification:

When pressed about his showers with the young boys accusing him of sexual assault during an interview with NBC's Bob Costas, Sandusky made no mention of any such instructional purpose, instead admitting to "horsing around" during showers with the alleged victims.

The interview, that will be sure to raise eyebrows, and pulses, follows below:

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