With Valentine's Day around the corner, couples will be tempted to turn up the heat on their bedroom antics, but this series cautions those sexual capers can lead to hot water with the law. Each episode features two darkly funny stories of people who literally get caught with their pants down while engaging in serious hanky-panky, or otherwise dare to tickle their fancy with sexcapades that end in not-so-sexy cuffs.

Sex Sent Me to the Slammer - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-06

Sex Sent Me to the Slammer - Penn State child sex abuse scandal - Netflix

The Penn State child sex abuse scandal started with Jerry Sandusky, an assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, engaging in sexual abuse of children over a period of at least 15 years. Sandusky had located and groomed victims through his charity organization, The Second Mile. The scandal broke in early November 2011 when Sandusky was indicted on 52 counts of child molestation. Although Sandusky's abuse may have begun in the 1970s, he was charged with abuse that occurred between 1994 and 2009. Additionally, three Penn State school officials (school president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley) were charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse, and related charges. Shortly after the scandal broke, Spanier resigned. The Penn State Board of Trustees terminated the contracts of Curley and of the longtime head football coach, Joe Paterno. Sandusky's criminal trial began on June 11, 2012, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He maintained his innocence. Of the 52 charges, 4 charges were initially dropped, leaving 48. On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse. Sandusky was sentenced on October 9, 2012, to a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years in prison. The Board of Trustees commissioned an independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh and his law firm. The Freeh Report stated that Spanier and Paterno, along with Curley and Schultz, had known about allegations of child abuse on Sandusky's part as early as 1998, and were complicit in failing to disclose them. Freeh found a “total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims”, which “empowered” Sandusky to continue his abuse. The Freeh Report had far-reaching outcomes for Penn State. The NCAA used the Freeh Report in lieu of its own investigation to impose sanctions on the Penn State football program. On July 23, 2012, the NCAA imposed a $60 million fine, four-year postseason ban, scholarship reductions, and vacated all victories from 1998 to 2011. These sanctions were considered to be among the most severe ever imposed on an NCAA member school. NCAA President Mark Emmert stated that the sanctions were levied “not to be just punitive, but to make sure the university establishes an athletic culture and daily mindset in which football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people.” The Big Ten Conference subsequently imposed an additional $13 million fine. In January 2013, State senator Jake Corman and state treasurer Rob McCord launched a lawsuit against the NCAA to overturn the sanctions on Penn State on the basis that Freeh had been actively collaborating with the NCAA and that due process had not been followed. As part of the settlement, the NCAA reversed its decision on January 16, 2015, and restored the 111 wins to Paterno's record. As of November 2012, two other investigations were ongoing: a federal criminal probe by the local United States Attorney launched shortly after the discovery of Sandusky's crimes, and a separate probe from the Department of Education into whether Penn State responded to the incident properly and reported it in accordance with federal law. On July 30, 2013, Spanier, Schultz, and Curley were ordered by Judge William Wenner to stand trial. On January 22, 2016, some of the charges against Curley, Schultz, and Spanier were dropped due to the violation of their rights to legal representation. In March 2017, the investigation ended when all three either pleaded or were found guilty of misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Conspiracy charges against Curley and Schultz were dropped, and Spanier was acquitted of conspiracy, the charges central to Louis Freeh’s allegation of a cover-up. In June 2017, all three were sentenced to jail terms, fines, and probation. Spanier, who is appealing the verdict, was sentenced to four to twelve months in jail, a $7,500 fine, and two years of probation.

Sex Sent Me to the Slammer - See also - Netflix

Baylor University sexual assault scandal, a sexual abuse scandal involving football players United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal, similar scandal involving British soccer teams USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, a sex abuse scandal involving over 265 female gymnasts Paterno, a 2018 film about the Penn State case

Sex Sent Me to the Slammer - References - Netflix