GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Sunday told NBC's Meet the Press that if any of her children had been abused by former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky, she would beat him to a pulp.

This is so horrific on the level of a parent, Bachmann said. I think about my children, and if that was my child, and I think my automatic reaction would be - even though I'm a small woman - I'd want to go find that guy and beat him to a pulp.

Bachmann, 55, said she thinks that would be the reaction from any parent when they think about their child.

Bachmann has five biological children and 23 foster children.

Bachmann said the matter is very high profile and that she has no doubt that justice will be done.

This is a state matter. It needs to stay at the state level, Bachmann said, adding that this should never happen to any child.

Sixty-seven-year-old Sandusky has been charged child sex abuse for allegedly molesting eight boys. A grand jury report shows that these incidents happened over a course of nearly 15 years.

The revelation of the allegations against Sandusky has caused Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, 84, and school President Graham, to lose their jobs.

Sandusky will be back in court on Dec. 7. Reports are that he is facing 460 years in prison if convicted on all 40 counts he is charged with.

He is currently free on $100,000 bail.

Police have also said that vandals may have smashed a window at Sandusky's home on Thursday night. There was a broken ground-floor window in the front of his home in State College, Pa., on Friday, which was covered with a white tarp-like material.

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