Sandusky case continues to haunt Kathleen Kane

Written by on November 16, 2015

It seems the only person to experience a victory after the years-long saga of convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is Sandusky himself.

Convicted in 2012 of sexually assaulting at least 10 boys over a 15-year period, Sandusky accessed children through The Second Mile, his foundation that was supposed to help underprivileged youth. He assaulted at least one of his victims on Penn State’s campus.

Now a Commonwealth Court panel has ruled that the state wrongly took away Sandusky’s pension after his conviction on 45 counts of sexual assault. The ruling could be legally correct, since Sandusky was not a Penn State employee when the crimes occurred. But it’s in conflict with the spirit of the law, since Sandusky committed at least one of his crimes in the showers used by the Penn State football team—a venue he could not have accessed without his connection to the program.

That means Sandusky wins, which is ironic, given what happened to everyone else connected to the case, including Kathleen Kane, who won the race for Pennsylvania Attorney General after calling out prosecutors for their perceived foot-dragging in the case.

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