Jerry Sandusky, Convicted Child Rapist, Gets His Penn State Pension Back

Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State assistant football coach who was convicted of molesting 10 boys, has had his pension restored three years after it was taken away. Back in 2012, State Employees’ Retirement Board wrongly concluded that Sandusky, who is serving a 30-60 year sentence, was an employee at Penn State during the time period when he committed his heinous crimes; however, that was not technically the case. Sandusky retired from the university in 1999 and began receiving his pension then, but he also continued to do work “related to” Penn State, and, in fact, committed at least one of his crimes in a Penn State facility. After his conviction, the Board conflated his post-retirement work with being an employee of the university, and took away his pension. Yesterday, the seven judges of the Commonwealth Court ruled unanimously that the original decision was in error because “Mr. Sandusky’s performance of services that benefited PSU does not render him a PSU employee.”

In short, because Jerry Sandusky waited until AFTER he retired to molest those 10 particular children, including on his former employer’s property, he is still eligible to receive his pension from Penn State. What a fucking world. [Buzzfeed]