Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coach for Penn State, has been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse against children over the course of several years.
Now comes word that Joe Amendola, 63, the lawyer assigned to defend Sandusky, reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade ago.
According to the N.Y. Post:
Amendola was the attorney for Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition from Sept. 3, 1996, which was filed just weeks before her 17th birthday, according to Centre County Courthouse documents obtained by iPad newspaper The Daily.
That’s approximately when Iavasile became pregnant with Amendola’s child, her mother, Janet Iavasile, told The Daily.
“At the time, I didn’t know the extent of the relationship,” said Janet.
Amendola seemed more like Mary’s “mentor,” she described the relationship between her teenage daughter and a man in his late 40s.
“She met him through the school district; she was interested in the law,” the mother said.
Amendola and Mary, who is now 32, later married in February 2003, according to court records.
The case of Jerry Sandusky gets weirder by the day, who knows what other revelations may come to light.