If you're wondering why Jerry Sandusky was let free into the world without having to pay a dime in bail money, you might have your answer.
The judge who made that decision, District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, is a volunteer for The Second Mile, the very charity that Sandusky founded in the '70s and used to find at-risk boys that he allegedly sexually abused.
The New York Daily News reported that Dutchcot is "active in several volunteer roles." The prosecution originally requested that bail be set at $500,000 for Sandusky and that he should be forced to wear a leg monitor. Instead, Dutchcot only ruled that Sandusky avoid contact with children, and he will only have to pay money if he doesn't show up for his court dates.
It's good to know that if you have friends in high places, it doesn't matter if you're facing 40 counts of sexual abuse against children. Someone will always be there to help you out.
Do you think this setup is fishy?
"It looks doubtful right now. Maybe I should guarantee we're out of it. The last time I did we made it. Yeah, we got no chance."
–Rex Ryan, spinning his team's loss to the Patriots in a positive fashion
I'm pretty sure a lot of people would pay to watch this.
In case you somehow missed the big sports news that Middlebury won the Quidditch World Cup, here's a video that should dispel the notion that only nerds play collegiate quidditch.
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