The Penn State, Jerry Sandusky cover-up allegations continue to unravel.
Enter Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, who, according to her attorney profile, has been a member of Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile. And, much like how former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar surprisingly decided not to prosecute the Penn State defensive coordinator when he was approached in 1998 with allegations of Sandusky of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy, Dutchcot also let Sandusky slide.
According to Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, when Sandusky was initially arraigned on Nov. 5, prosecutors requested $500,000 bail and that Sandusky be required to wear a leg monitor. But Dutchcot freed him $100,000 unsecured bail instead, and he will pay nothing unless he failsto show up for a court hearing.
Dutchcot is an esteemed law enforcement official and people, as in Gricar's case, will also wonder why she didn't drop the hammer to the fullest extent. Sandusky, after all, was charged on Nov. 5 with 40 counts of sexual abuse against young boys with alleged crimes that occurred between 1994 and 2009. Gricar vanished in 2005 and has been declared dead.
It is not unusual for Dutchcot and others with similar positions to volunteer in their spare time. But, given the nature of the charges and her involvement with the Second Mile, Dutchcot could soon be under heavy scrutiny of not doing enough, like Joe Paterno. And, by now, we all know what happened to Paterno.