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Jun 21, 2012

Sandusky jurors begin deliberating sex abuse case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case began deliberations Thursday after his lawyer and a state prosecutor made closing arguments that followed seven days of testimony. Sandusky, 68, did not take the stand in his own defense. Eight young men testified that they were victims of the former Penn State assistant […]

Jun 14, 2012

Judge: Prosecutors could wrap Sandusky case soon

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s child sex-abuse trial says prosecutors could finish presenting their case Thursday. Judge John Cleland tells jurors that if that happens he’ll give them an updated trial schedule at the end of the day. So far, the jurors have heard from seven accusers. One of them testified Thursday […]

Jun 8, 2012

Judge denies motions to toss Sandusky sex charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case on Friday denied the defense’s request to have the charges dismissed, leaving all 52 counts intact with opening statements three days away. Judge John Cleland’s three-paragraph order didn’t explain why he turned down a set of defense motions. Sandusky’s attorney had asked for […]

Jun 4, 2012

Sandusky judge denies accusers’ bid for pseudonyms

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Alleged victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will have to testify using their real names, and tweets or other electronic communications by reporters will not be permitted during the trial, the judge ruled Monday. Meanwhile, Sandusky’s hopes for a last-minute delay in his trial on charges he sexually […]

May 30, 2012

Judge won’t delay Jerry Sandusky’s sex-abuse trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A judge on Wednesday denied a request from former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to delay the June 5 start of his child sex-abuse trial. Judge John Cleland, saying no trial date is perfect but that “some dates are better than others,” said he would not give defense attorney Joe Amendola […]

May 9, 2012

Sandusky wants sex-abuse trial postponed

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer on Wednesday asked for a delay in the former Penn State assistant football coach’s child sex-abuse trial, saying he needed more time to prepare and that he was still waiting for disclosure of prosecution material. Defense attorney Joe Amendola argued in a 13-page motion that without more time, he […]

Apr 12, 2012

Judge refuses to toss charges against Sandusky

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A judge has refused to throw out child sex abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Judge John Cleland rejected an argument by Sandusky’s lawyer that the statute of limitations may have run out for eight of the 10 alleged victims. Cleland also rejected defense motions that some […]

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