Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has already been convicted of a nightmarish career as a child molester of the kind that "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" writers probably couldn't even make up if they tried. Yet according to at least one witness, the full extent of Sandusky's crimes has yet to be revealed.
An unidentified witness with direct knowledge of one of the Penn State fundraisers Sandusky spent time with claims that the coach would molest young children while aboard a private plane. This new horror story was discovered by the U.S. Postal Service in the midst of an investigation into whether Sandusky circulated child pornography.
The witness' allegations have yet to be proved, so in the interests of fairness it's worth noting that this doesn't necessarily mean Sandusky is guilty. Indeed, it's rather unclear why this witness didn't come forward during the trial in the first place.
However, it is possible that the individual in question (still unnamed) might have wanted to do more than just damage Sandusky with the allegation. Reports say that this source has a very close tie to the fundraiser who Sandusky would allegedly accompany on these little bouts of molestation. This could be an act of retaliation.
Fortunately, we shouldn't have to wait long to find out whether this is true. Federal authorities are investigating the allegations even now, and with the media tipped off, this story is unlikely to be dropped anytime soon.
However, these new allegations could easily impact Sandusky's sentencing hearing, which has yet to occur. Yet it's difficult to imagine how much worse the sentence could get for Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse against no less than 10 targets. The real entity that is likely to be embarrassed by these new charges is Penn State, which has already been fined $60 million and had over 100 of its football victories invalidated due to this scandal.
(H/T Huffington Post)