Lawmaker Wants to be Sure Sandusky Doesn’t Keep State Pension

There has been no clear answer as to whether Jerry Sandusky can keep his state pension once he’s sentenced on child sex abuse charges.  A state representative wants to change that. Sandusky was convicted last month on 45 counts and will be sentenced later this summer.

York County Democrat Eugene DePasquale is introducing legislation to ensure that the former Penn State assistant football coach and any other public official or employee sentenced for certain crimes against children would lose their state pensions. .  It would disqualify public officials and employees convicted of certain crimes against children that require registration as a sex offender.  The measure would be retroactive to June 1st.

Representative DePasquale says the current forfeiture law does include language regarding public school teachers and certain crimes against children, but does not spell out such offenses for other public officials or employees.