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Jerry Sandusky's book titled 'Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story'

November 7, 2011 | 10:12 am

FabforumFormer Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, accused of sexually assaulting eight boys, wrote an autobiography titled "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story."

The book was published in 2001 and describes Sandusky as a man devoted to helping disadvantaged children through Second Mile, a charity he founded in 1977.

According to a grand jury, Sandusky, 67, was a serial predator who used Second Mile to find and coerce boys, including one 8 years old, into various sex acts. Sandusky, arrested Saturday, faces 40 counts of sexually abusing minors.

A quote in the book from ex-Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil says of Sandusky: "He could very well be the Will Rogers of the coaching profession."

Sandusky, through his attorney, has denied the charges.

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