CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Thursday his recent comments about some children needing instruction on how to shower did not apply to his client.

Carlisle attorney Karl Rominger said during an interview with WHTM-TV earlier this week that troubled youths sometimes have to be taught basic life skills “like how to put soap on their body.”

Rominger said in a statement Thursday that he only was giving a hypothetical example of why a person might shower with an adolescent. He noted he never said Sandusky touched boys in a shower.

“I would like to clarify that I am not suggesting that this is what happened in this case,” Rominger said. “We maintain that whatever happened between Jerry Sandusky and any youth was not criminal in nature.”

Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse. Sandusky has said he is innocent and said in interviews that he showered with boys and “horsed around” but never sexually abused them.

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