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Witness: Sandusky Had a 'Wonderful Reputation'

Jury could have the case by Thursday, judge says

(Newser) - Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified today on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach's "wonderful reputation" as his defense sought to counter prosecution witnesses' claims that he sexually abused boys. Judge John Cleland told jurors that the defense could rest its case by Wednesday,... More »

Sandusky Defense Cites Personality Disorder

Files motion related to alleged love letters as trial begins

(Newser) - The Jerry Sandusky trial kicked off today, with, notably, the defense addressing the love letters ABC News claims Sandusky sent to "Victim Four." The Patriot-News reports that his team has filed a motion to "provide a fair explanation" for the alleged letters. The motion states that a... More »

It's D-Day for Jerry Sandusky

Jury selection begins today in sexual abuse trial

(Newser) - And so it officially begins: Jerry Sandusky, who faces dozens of charges of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years while working with one of the most storied sports programs in the US, arrived today for the start of a trial that he repeatedly tried to delay. Jury selection is... More »

Sandusky Gets OK to See Grandkids

He's also allowed to keep hanging out on his porch

(Newser) - The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial ruled on a bunch of lingering issues today, and it was pretty much good news all around for the former Penn State assistant coach. Judge John Cleland gave Sandusky the OK to see his grandkids so long as their parents... More »

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