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Judge allows Jerry Sandusky to put on disorder testimony

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky won a court ruling Friday that will let him have an expert testify about a psychiatric condition that his lawyer says helps explain letters he wrote to his accusers and other actions being construed as him grooming victims. Judge John Cleland granted a motion that …

Lawyer: Jerry Sandusky still says he’s not guilty

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky wants “people to know that he’s not guilty,” a lawyer for the retired Penn State assistant football coach said Monday. Sandusky — once considered Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno’s heir apparent — was convicted Friday of 45 counts for sexually abusing 10 boys over …
Dorothy Sandusky, wife of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Jerry Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years.

Jerry Sandusky’s, Dottie, defends husband’s actions

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s wife testified Tuesday that she remembers most of the men who told a jury that her husband sexually abused them, but she said he never had inappropriate contact with them as boys. She also said that the basement where the boys would stay wasn’t soundproof, …
Jerry Sandusky (middle) leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case in Bellefonte, Pa., in October 2012.

Convicted Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky fighting to get pension restored

PHILADELPHIA — Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky maintained his posture of innocence at a hearing on Tuesday to win back his revoked pension, testifying that he was accused of “alleged crimes” by “alleged victims.” The former Penn State assistant football coach spoke via remote video link from a southwestern …
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 1999.

Penn State sex scandal engulfing revered Paterno

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Joe Paterno, major college football’s oldest, winningest and perhaps most revered coach, was engulfed Monday in a growing furor over the alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State. The Pennsylvania state police commissioner said Paterno fulfilled his legal requirement when he relayed to university …
Jerry Sandusky is led from the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse, Friday, June 22, 2012.

Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky convicted of 45 counts in sex abuse trial

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted after jurors weighed 48 charges accusing him of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Mike McQueary says he saw Jerry Sandusky assault boy in shower

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A former Penn State assistant coach who was a central figure in Joe Paterno’s downfall testified Tuesday that he heard a “skin-on-skin smacking sound” in a campus locker room one night in 2001 and saw something that was “more than my brain could handle.” Jerry Sandusky was …
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks out of Centre County Courthouse after the first day of trial, in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 11, 2012. Sandusky is accused of 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years.

First accuser gives graphic testimony against ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky in sex-abuse trial

The 28-year-old says Sandusky sent him "creepy love letters" and treated him like a son in public, but like a girlfriend in private.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives with his wife, Dottie Sandusky, for a preliminary hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., in December 2011.

Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State’s football program for the school’s handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Joe Amendola told The Associated Press in a phone …
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky (C) leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in this file photo taken October 9, 2012.

Penn State to pay $59.7 million in Sandusky child sex abuse settlement

Penn State has settled the bulk of claims by those who were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in an effort to move beyond a scandal that cost millions and upended a once legendary football program, the university said on Monday. The university has agreed to pay $59.7 million to 26 …
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky is placed in a police car iin Bellefonte, Pa., to be taken to the office of a Centre County Magisterial District judge on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Man with ties to Penn State football faces child sex charges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An explosive sex abuse scandal and possible cover-up rocked Happy Valley after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, once considered Joe Paterno’s heir apparent, was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. Among the allegations was that a graduate assistant saw Sandusky …
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky is placed in a police car iin Bellefonte, Pa., to be taken to the office of a Centre County Magisterial District judge on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Sandusky proclaims innocence in NBC interview

NEW YORK — A former Penn State football assistant coach charged with sexually abusing eight boys in a scandal that has rocked the university said Monday that there was no abuse and that any activities in a campus shower with a boy were just horseplay, not molestation. In a telephone …
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in this October 9, 2012, file photo.

Official report into Sandusky case finds ‘inexplicable delays’

HARRISBURG, Penn. — A highly anticipated review of the child sex abuse case against Jerry Sandusky released on Monday found delays in prosecuting the former Penn State football coach but no evidence of political interference by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett during his time as attorney general. Sandusky, a prominent assistant …
In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky sits in a car as he leaves the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot in State College, Pa.

Sandusky TV interview could haunt him at trial

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s admission that he showered with and “horsed around” with boys could be used by prosecutors trying to convict him of child sex-abuse charges. Experts in criminal law and crisis management questioned Sandusky’s decision to give a TV interview …
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 13, 2012.  Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse  involving 10 boys over a 15-year span

Prosecutors play audio of Sandusky talk with Bob Costas over sexual attraction to boys

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky pinned down a foster child and performed oral sex on him, threatened to keep him from seeing his family if he reported what happened and then later told him he loved him, the accuser testified Wednesday. The man, now 25 and called Victim 10 by prosecutors, …
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after his conviction in his child sex abuse trial in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, June 22, 2012. A jury found Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts in his child sex abuse trial.

Penn State football coach Sandusky seeks new trial in child sex abuse case

East Stroudsburg, Pa. — A Pennsylvania appeals court was set to hear arguments on Tuesday for a new trial for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach serving at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing boys for more than a decade. Sandusky, 69, who is being held …
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (right) leaves the office of Centre County District Justice Daniel A. Hoffman under escort by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General's Office officials in Bellefonte, Pa., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2011. Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom, according to authorities.

Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom. The claims bring the number of Sandusky’s criminal accusers to …
A women arranges books on a shelf at the Frankfurt Book Fair that will be opened later in the day  in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. New Zealand is this year's guest of honor at the book fair.

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Penn State child sex abuse case goes to jury; Sandusky’s son Matt says his father abused him

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky was either a “predatory pedophile” who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach’s child sex abuse case went to a …

Sandusky’s wife defends husband in sex abuse case

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The wife of ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky said Thursday her husband is innocent of the child sex abuse allegations made against him and that his accusers are making up their stories, including one suggesting she was home while Sandusky attacked a boy who screamed …