According to The Patriot-News, a family friend of the Sandusky’s, says Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, worried that her husband might one day be accused of sexually molesting kids.
Family friend,Jeff Byers, told The Patriot-News that although he does not think Dottie “saw anything inappropriate,” she did speak with her husband about his boundary problems, and that she was concerned someone might perceive things in the wrong way. Byers said Dottie feared someone could falsely accuse him of child sexual abuse.
Sounds more like Dottie did indeed see something inappropriate, and instead of fessing up to the friend what it was, she minimized the situation and pre-empted any accusations of child abuse that might, and probably would happen, down the road.
It sounds to me like she knew damn well her husband ‘had a problem with little boys’ and made it seem like any future accusations were false.
This is common practice among those who shield child sexual abusers, and those who abuse kids do it too.
The abuser (or his or her accomplice) will often try to make the victims out to be liars, untrustworthy, sick, crazy, or emotionally disturbed… long before any accusations arise, or prior to the sexual abuse becoming public knowledge.