Pa. seeks Megan's Law hearing on Sandusky

Posted: September 13, 2012

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky should be designated a sexually violent predator under the state's version of Megan's Law.

The Attorney General's Office filed a document saying that it wanted the classification for Sandusky and asking for the hearing before Senior Judge John M. Cleland.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said prosecutors would rely on the testimony of an official with the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Sandusky defense lawyer Joseph Amendola said that once Cleland schedules a hearing, he would meet with Sandusky to determine whether they should fight it.

Sexually violent predators are subject to intense reporting requirements upon release. Sandusky awaits sentencing after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. - AP

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