PA--Group to Sandusky: “Stop torturing your victims”
For immediate release: Thursday, May 7
We’re saddened that Jerry Sandusky insists on torturing his victims by continued and callous ‘Hail Mary’ legal filings. He’s partially right: his trial moved quickly. We submit that’s common sense: When a dangerous predator walks free, the justice system should move quickly to get him behind bars where he can’t hurt others.
Sandusky whines that a TV interview he gave may have hurt his case. Well, he chose to do that. No one forced him to sit for an interview.
His claim that his victims had a financial incentive is simply cruel.
It’s been almost three years since Sandusky was convicted of heinous child sex crimes. It’s time for him to give it a rest and quietly serve his time so his victims can heal.
We hope Sandusky’s effort fails, he shuts up, and closure can happen.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
New Sandusky Appeal Claims Multiple Errors by Defense Team
by Steve Bauer on May 07, 2015 12:05 PM
Convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky has launched a new legal campaign aimed at getting his conviction overturned.
In a court motion filed Wednesday, Jerry Sandusky's latest attorney requested a new trial under the Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief ACT (PPCR).
In his petition, attorney Alexander Lindsay Jr. asks for a new trial and the dismissal of charges against Sandusky.
The motion states, "Sandusky maintains that he is innocent of the charges for which . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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