Jerry Sandusky trial's second week turns to defense case

8:02 AM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Dec. 13, 2011, after waiving his preliminary hearing. (AP/Matt Rourke)
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors could soon begin hearing defense witnesses as the child-sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky enters its second week.

Eight of Sandusky's alleged victims have already testified in the case, along with witnesses connected to two other alleged assaults for which prosecutors haven't named accusers.

The prosecution could rest its case Monday morning. Sandusky flipped through papers has he arrived for court in a car driven by attorney Joe Amendola.

Sandusky is charged with 52 counts stemming from alleged encounters with 10 boys over a 15-year span. He denies the allegations.

Amendola suggested in opening statements that Sandusky would testify in his own defense but that's a risk that defense lawyers are normally reluctant to take.

MARK SCOLFORO
Associated Press


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