Court Rules Child Molester Jerry Sandusky Doesn’t Deserve a Fancy Pension

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Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, center, arrives in handcuffs at the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot while being escorted by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General's Office officials on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in State College, Pa. Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight young men. Also, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and Penn State vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, 62, are expected to turn themselves in on Monday in Harrisburg, Pa., on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania?s child protective services law in connection with the investigation into the abuse allegations against Sandusky.  (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)
Photo: Andy Colwell/AP

Convicted child molester and ex–Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky lost a battle to restore his $4,900 monthly pension checks from the state Friday, in a ruling by the State Employees’ Retirement System. Sandusky had already received more than $1 million from the fund before he was sentenced and cut off, and isn’t likely to get another chance to use the money as a free man: He’s 70, and serving a minimum of three decades. His lawyer, however, plans to appeal this decision in court, with the ruling hinging on the key question of whether Sandusky’s old crimes are covered by a 2004 addition of sex crimes to the state’s forfeiture laws.