He's a legend in college football but today he's being called "a monster."
The mother of a boy allegedly molested by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is speaking out for the first time, saying:
"It killed me when people talked about him like he was a God and I knew he was a monster."
67-year-old Sandusky, who is charged with molesting eight boys, was confronted by an ABC News reporter.
"My attorney has advised me that this situation is in the courts and I'm not to make any comments," said Sandusky.
"Can you tell us if you had any inappropriate relations with young boys, sir?" asked the reporter.
"You didn't hear what I said. I said I've been advised by my attorney, I am following orders and I am not privy to making any statements," said Sandusky.
Authorities revealed more details of the charges Monday.
Sandusky worked closely with one of college football's most successful coaches ever, Joe Paterno, before retiring in 1999.
Sandusky was hailed a hero for founding a charity for troubled kids called Second Mile. He spoke about it in a promotional video obtained by INSIDE EDITION.
In the video, Sandusky says, "It always kind of bothered me that some kids didn't really have the same opportunities as others."
But prosecutors say he used the charity to find boys to molest.
According to the indictment, one offense happened in the showers at Penn State's football stadium and was witnessed by a janitor.
In a press conference today, one authority said, "I don't think I've ever been associated with a case where that type of eyewitness identification of sex acts taking place where the police weren't called."
After another incident Sandusky was confronted by the child's mother and she says he told her: "I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won't get it from you. I wish I were dead."
The stunning charges have rocked Penn State and the people who work with Sandusky's charity.
Sandusky was so respected, his autobiography was called Touched, certainly an ironic title in the face of the charges he now faces.
All of the people allegedly involved have said they did nothing wrong.