[QODLink]
Americas
Sex-abuse case jolts Pennsylvania
Ex-assistant to a legendary Penn State football coach faces charges of assaulting boys in college team's facilities.
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2011 04:46

Criminal charges for sexually abusing boys filed against a longtime assistant to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have jolted students, fans and alumni across Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Former defensive co-ordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, 67, of State College, faces an array of charges involving eight boys, assaulting at least one in the college team's facilities, according to state prosecutors.

John Terret reports from Washington.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list