February 13th, 2012
10:49 AM ET

Sandusky can see grandkids, judge rules

A Pennsylvania judge ruled Monday that the former Penn State assistant football coach currently awaiting trial on child sex assault charges can visit with some of his grandchildren.

The decision by Judge John Cleland eases some conditions of Jerry Sandusky's house arrest, which had forbidden him from interacting with his grandchildren.

Sandusky will still be prohibited from visiting with three grandchildren who are currently involved in custody litigation, Cleland ruled.

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  1. banasy ©

    What the hell is wrong with the judges in Pennslyvania?
    Do they place such little value on the safety of children?

    Nasty, despi cable monster

    February 13, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Greek American

    What the hell??? You know, if any of us would be accused of this unspeakable crime, or other crimes for that matter, we would be thrown in the clink with no chance of ever getting out.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Still not as bad as giving OJ custody of his kids.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. Greek American

    @Bombo
    Hahaha, so true. Good point, but OJ got his punishment another way so at least he is in the clink now.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    Dear jerry sandusky , how much did you pay to obtain this prevelege , i just wanted to know than i can profit on it with other pedos such as yourself, but you see ill do it differently than your judge did, ill turn the pedos loose in a very special place so people can say hi! If i market this ill make sure to name it, sandusky plan thank you very much sandusky you will get yours

    February 13, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    This is just wrong. IMO He gave up all rights to be around any children ever again. Why would these judges permit this ?

    February 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Unbeliveable when he does something to them kids,it can be on the judges concience.Also would the judge let this monster see his kids or grandkids?

    February 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    of course, that doesn't mean his kids will let him see them..

    February 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    In the full article, Sandusky says he doesn't understand why everyone is turning on him.
    He said that.
    I swear.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Portland tony

    Amazing that commenters know more about what's going on in Pennsylvania with Sandusky than the legal system. The man may be the most despised man in US the since Adolf Hitler. Yet he has NEVER been tried or convicted of ANYTHING. In the old days, we would have hung him to the nearest tree. And we call theLynch mobs of the early 20th century barbaric animals. I'm not defending the jerk.....but supervised visitation by his own kin in his
    own house is not going to harm anybody.
    Jesus, talk about the American justice system.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Sorry, dude, he can be convicted on at least one count....the shower scene comes to mind.
      I make the reference to the bail laws because of the teacher in Cali is being held on a 23 MILLION dollar bail bond, so, yeah, I can comment on the of inequity of Pennsylvainia's bail laws.
      Not to mention, letting even an accused pedophile near children, even if he is related to them, screams preferential treatment.

      If this were an everyday Joe Pervert, he would have been roasted and toasted and served up for some inmate's dinner already...and not in the comfort of his own home.

      February 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ¬©

      My understanding is that (quite rightly) the burden of proof is not as heavy with child visitation hearings as with a criminal trial. The judge only needs to be concerned that the children might be at risk to temporarily suspend access.

      February 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @bombo: that is exactly right. you don't even have to be incarcerated.. accusations have separated kids from parents.. i would think jerry's kids might lose *their* kids if they aren't careful.. hehe jerry's kids..

      February 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Part of his bail agreement was that he have no contact with children...period.
      Today's ruling changes that.
      It's good to live in Pennsylvania.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pmk1953

    Remember, this is in Centre county. Penn State can do no wrong. I went to PSU for 2 years. A kid in my dorm got the crap beat out ot him in town, off campus, by 2 football players. He filed charges in town. School administrators came to this boy and told him to drop the charges or be expelled for violence on campus. The officer that filed the charges was demoted.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Hi, pmk.
      You're right there...what *is* the general consenus there?
      Are people thinking he didn't do anything wrong?

      February 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pmk1953

    Let's try this again. Most of the people I know would like to harm him in extremely nasty way. I made another post which didn't show up. I guess it was too graphic.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    WARNING THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL AND IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY

    Maybe the IT guys could have that automatically pasted to the start of a post, rather than reject it entirely.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You know, considering some of the content that gets posted, I wonder why pmk's wouldn't go through... saywhat got t it to go through today...

      February 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ¬©

      It must have been a small one. A B-cup, maybe.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO ©

    WARNING THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL AND IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY

    Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot.
    He was not afraid to die,
    O brave Sir Robin.
    He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!

    He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
    Or to have his eyes gouged out and his elbows broken,
    To have his kneecaps split and his body burned away
    And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin!

    His head smashed in and his heart cut out
    And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged
    And his nostrils ripped and his bottom burned off
    And his pen...

    February 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL!!!!!

      +1000!!!!

      February 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Portland tony

    @banasy© Don't get me wrong, if he's guilty of any of the charges, he deserves a fate worse than the commenters wildest nightmares...but the only charge that has been published is the incident in the gym. And that has been a he saw "what"? Sandusky's word vs the grad student. In order to convict, the kid who was sod***
    has got to corroborate.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Oh, he will, I pray...

      February 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
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