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Dottie Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky's wife, says she still loves him

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse on December 13, 2011 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was attending a prelininary hearing on charges he sexual abused 10 boys.


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Dottie Sandusky, the wife of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, says she still loves her husband, the Associated Press reported.

"He's not who they say he is," she said to a Centre Daiily Times reporter she encoutered on a street in Bellefonte, PA. 

Jerry Sandusy was an assitant football coach at Penn State. He was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys, and is currently awaiting sentencing. 

During his trial, Dottie Sandusky testified that she never saw Jerry Sandusky do anything inappropriate with boys that he took to their home.

The Associated Press reported Dottie Sandusky testified she remembers most of the boys who testified against her husband but said there was no inappropriate contact. 

She also said that their basement was not soundproof, contradicting earlier testimony from one accuser who said Sandusky attacked him in the basement and tried to cry for help when Dottie was upstairs.

She's known him for over 40 years, she says and posted his bail during the trial. 

Jerry Sandusky has been charged with 51 counts for allegedly abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He has maintained his innocence, acknowledging he showered with boys but saying he never molested them.

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