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Sandusky: 'I Shouldn't Have Showered With Those Kids'

NBC - Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky admitted to showering and horsing around with young boys, but said he is not a pedophile, in an exclusive interview with Bob Costas broadcast Monday night on NBC's Rock Center.  

"I say that I am innocent of those charges," Sandusky said in the phone interview. 

When asked by Costas, "Are you a pedophile," Sandusky responded, "No."

Joe Paterno's one-time defensive coordinator was charged earlier this month with 40 criminal counts accusing him of sexual abuse of minors. He is currently free on a $100,000 bond and has denied any wrongdoing. The allegations date back to 1994, according to the grand jury report filed November 5 in Pennsylvania state court. The report detailed claims of alleged sexual encounters with as many as eight boys in Sandusky's home, hotels and Penn State locker rooms.

"I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact," said Sandusky.

When asked by Costas to concede any wrongdoing, Sandusky said, "I shouldn't have showered with those kids."

Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, verified Sandusky's voice and asserted his client's innocence.

"I believe in Jerry's innocence. Quite honestly, Bob, that's why I'm involved in the case," Amendola said. 

This article is by Jessica Hopper from NBC's Rock Center. To read and watch more CLICK HERE

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