In the interview Sandusky insists on his innocence. He told Costas:
“I say that I am innocent of those charges,” said Sandusky in a phone interview with Costas.
When asked by Costas, “Are you a pedophile,” Sandusky responded “No.”
The allegations date back to 1994, according to a grand jury report. A grand jury report detailed claims of alleged sexual encounters with young 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 pressed by Costas about what Sandusky was willing to concede that what he’d done was wrong, Sandusky said:
“I shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”
The former Penn State defensive coach was was indicted by a grand jury on 40 criminal counts of sexual assault ranging from statutory rape to inappropriate touching.