- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky said he’s having a “very challenging” time in prison but insists he’s “trying to get better,” according to letters obtained by TMZ.

The 69-year-old criminal writes multiple pen pals he has made from inside his Pennsylvania cell over the past nine months, TMZ reported.

“I’ve been quite confined, always searching for purpose,” he wrote. “It is very challenging.”

In the letters, — one dated May 19, another on June 16 — Sandusky calls his situation “unfair” and an “injustice,” even calling himself a “genius.”

“I’ve written and continue to write my account of what has happened,” he said in the first letter. “God’s light has warmed me with many letters of support and motivation. My plan is to continue this battle until the last whistle blows.”

In the second letter, Sandusky mentions his “personal battles.”

“The battles will continue until the last whistle,” he wrote. “I’m grateful for the help and support. I must also fight my personal battles to learn from, grow from, and endure the circumstances. I’m trying to get better.”

TMZ did not reveal who the letters were addressed to or if they were both meant for the same person.

Sandusky is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for raping between 10 to 15 young boys.

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