Did Sandusky inspire a 'Law & Order' episode?

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  • Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse
  • Next week's 'Law & Order' seems to be inspired by the Penn State sex scandal
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for molesting boys.

Listen: Jerry Sandusky speaks from jail

Listen: Jerry Sandusky speaks from jail

Next week’s "Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit" episode may sound so familiar that you may think it’s a repeat.

It’s not.

The popular NBC show appears to be tackling the Jerry Sandusky case. The episode airing Wednesday focuses on a sexual abuse scandal at a private school. Detectives discover decades of secrets and face off against the school’s administrators. The story has many parallels to the Penn State scandal.

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing young boys. He’s currently serving a 30- to 60-year sentence.

 

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