Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky showered with his victims to teach them basic hygiene skills, according to one of his lawyers, the NY Daily News reports.
"Some of these kids don't have basic hygiene skills," Karl Rominger told WHTM-TV on Tuesday. "Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body."
The former Penn State football coach, who now faces 52 counts of sexual abuse, waived his right to a preliminary hearing this past Tuesday and will proceed straight to trial.
Rominger recently joined Sandusky’s defense team that includes lead attorney Joe Amendola. In an interview with ABC27 News, he stated that other allegations in the case have similar innocent explanations.
Sandusky’s defense team has also been criticized for allowing him to speak to the media. Rominger claims that his client’s innocence may be compromised by his inability to articulate. "The problem is if you're an innocent person who's not articulate, you're not going to come across well, but you're still innocent," Rominger said. "A guilty person who is very articulate might come across innocent. So it's not a fair fight."