Angry Reaction As Sandusky Doesn’t Testify
Angry Reaction As Sandusky Doesn’t Testify, The defense rests after eight witnesses claim they were sexually molested by the ex-Penn State coach. Connie Bowland arrived on the steps of the Centre County Courthouse at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday with her daughter, sister and niece. The guidance counselor at an area elementary school was here for one reason.
“Him” is Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator and founder of the Second Mile charity that was designed to help at-risk youth. Over the last 13 years, Bowland sent numerous kids to Second Mile.
She thought then they were going to camps and programs. Now she believes it was right into the line of a predator.
“I feel total betrayal,” Bowland said. “I sent him these kids that were at risk, underprivileged, to give them an opportunity they wouldn’t have.”
When Bowland heard on television Sandusky might take the witness stand Wednesday in his own defense against 51 counts of sexual molestation of children, she decided she couldn’t miss it. If Jerry Sandusky was going to face the court, Connie Bowland wanted her face to be one of the ones he saw.