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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 …
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 …

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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …

Sandusky defense opens with talk of reputation

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky opened his defense in his molestation trial Monday with character witnesses who defended his reputation, including a former Penn State coach who said he knew Sandusky brought boys into showers but never saw him do anything wrong. The six witnesses, one who called Sandusky a …

Jury selection to begin in Sandusky trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Picking 12 people to decide Jerry Sandusky’s fate in the child-molestation case that brought down coach Joe Paterno and scandalized Penn State could prove a monumental task in a county where practically everyone went to the university, works there, knows someone there or is a fan of …

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 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 …

Lawyer seeks dismissal of charges against Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Thursday to throw out the child sex abuse charges against him, arguing some counts are not specific enough, evidence is lacking in others and the statute of limitations may have run out regarding eight of the 10 alleged victims. The catch-all pretrial …

Sandusky shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward to claim he was that boy, and …

Sandusky accuser says he once screamed for help

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Three more accusers took the stand at Jerry Sandusky’s sex-abuse trial Thursday, one of whom said the former Penn State assistant football coach called himself the “tickle monster” before embracing him in a shower and another who said he was forced into sex acts during more than …

Sandusky waives hearing on sex abuse charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky stunned a packed courtroom and backed out of a preliminary hearing at the last minute Tuesday, avoiding a face-to-face confrontation with accusers who his lawyer said were just trying to cash in by making up stories of child sex …