Sandusky's wife says he would not harm children

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Associated Press

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The wife of ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky says her husband is innocent of the child sex abuse allegations against him and that his accusers are making up their stories.

Dottie Sandusky's comments Thursday were the first she has made since her husband was arrested last month and accused of molesting boys. She released by a statement through her husband's lawyer a day after a grand jury report said one alleged victim screamed in vain for her to help him while Sandusky attacked him in a basement bedroom.

Dottie Sandusky says no such incident occurred.

She adds that she and her husband love children and have always tried to help and care for them, and would never do anything to hurt them.

Sandusky faces more than 50 charges stemming from what authorities say were assaults on 10 boys in his home, on Penn State property and elsewhere. He has maintained his innocence.

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