Sandusky trial winding down

 

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s trial says it’s likely that defense lawyers will rest by Wednesday and that jurors could be deliberating the 51 child sex abuse charges against the formerPennStateassistant football coach a day later. Judge John Cleland told jurors of the tentative timeline afterSandusky’s legal team called three witnesses Wednesday.

 

All three say he was an admired local figure because of his ties to PennStateand the outreach of his charity, The Second Mile. Afterward, court was recessed for the day to deal with what Cleland called a “technical issue” involving other witnesses. After the proceedings ended for the day, when asked if he would testify, Sanduskylooked a reporter in the eye and said nothing. Cleland also tells jurors they will be sequestered for deliberations.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victims says her son’s underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he’d thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday before the state attorney general’s office rested its case against the formerPennStateassistant football coach.

 

The woman’s son testified Thursday that Sanduskyhad repeatedly forced him to have anal sex that resulted in bleeding. The teen testified that he “just dealt with it.”  Earlier, prosecutors dropped one of the 52 counts against Sandusky, saying the statute he was charged under did not apply at the time of the alleged illegal contact. Sanduskydenies the charges.  The defense began presenting its case by calling former PennStateassistant coach Dick Anderson.

 

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