This Penn State child sex scandal gets worse everyday! The lawyer for accused pedophile and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky reportedly got a teenage girl PREGNANT more than a decade ago.
63 year old Joe Amendola, seen below, was the attorney for Mary Lavasile’s emancipation petition from Sept. 3, 1996, which was filed just weeks before her 17th birthday, according to Centre County Courthouse documents.
That’s approximately when Lavasile became pregnant with Amendola’s child, her mother, Janet Lavasile said. “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. They had a second child around that time but have since split up, Janet said, adding that she now has respect for Amendola. Really?
“Joe is a very good father and has loved his two children very much, and that’s the most important thing for me right now,” she said.
Neither Amendola nor Mary Lavasile returned requests for comment. Records show that the age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16 years old.