November 18, 2011 |
OUSTED Penn State coach Joe Paterno never spoke with Jerry Sandusky directly about his behavior, according to a full transcript of Bob Costas' interview with Sandusky over his child-sex charges, acquired by the State College Centre Daily Times . Significant portions of the interview with the former defensive coordinator were excised from the segment that appeared on NBC's "Rock Center" on Monday night. Among the portions that weren't aired: * Sandusky said Paterno had never inquired into Sandusky's interactions with children or expressed disapproval of any kind, even after, according to a grand-jury report, Paterno had been told of alleged sexual contact between Sandusky and a boy in the Penn State football-team showers.
June 5, 2012 |
The judge who will preside over Jerry Sandusky's trial on sexual abuse charges today issued an order banning tweeting or other live electronic communications from the courtroom. Jury selection in the high profile case is set to begin Tuesday. Judge John M Cleland's short order does not explain the ban, but Pennsylvania law does not permit broadcasting of a trial. Sandusky, a former assistant to Penn State's late football coach Joe Paterno is charged with molesting 10 boys he met through a charity he set up for underprivileged youth.
May 9, 2012 |
State prosecutors inadvertently identified at least one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers in court filings Tuesday, the latest in a series of missteps in the run-up to the former coach's sex-abuse trial next month. A document filed publicly by the Attorney General's Office named the young man identified in court filings as Victim 1 as well as others involved in the investigation, according to an order from Judge John M. Cleland that the information be sealed soon after it went up on a public website.
October 12, 2012 |
Pennsylvania's public employee pension system said Wednesday it would revoke Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension given his conviction and sentencing in the child sexual-abuse scandal. The State Employees' Retirement System notified Sandusky by letter that his crimes triggered forfeiture of his pension. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison for molesting 10 boys. The retirement system told Sandusky he would no longer receive his $4,908 monthly annuity and informed his wife, Dottie, that she was no longer entitled to a survivor's benefit.
May 1, 2012 |
A school district attended by one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers sought to block defense efforts Monday to scrutinize the boy's school records. The Keystone Central School District in Lock Haven, Pa., asked a judge to throw out a subpoena issued by Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, on April 9 requesting the disciplinary records, grade reports, IQ results, and psychological evaluations of a boy prosecutors have identified only as sex abuse Victim...
June 18, 2012
If Jerry Sandusky cared anything about Penn State University and the children who once trusted him as a father figure, he would have willingly taken a judicial bullet - a plea bargain of jail and rehabilitation and reparations that would have helped all recover from another troublesome tale of the evil that some men do. Instead, there is a trial, the details of which make us recoil. A university that has worked diligently to move past a scandal that rocked it to its core. Kids and families who cling to the hope of only being able to carry on and live normal lives are dragged down once again by this national scandal.
December 11, 2012 |
With Jerry Sandusky sitting just feet away, one of his young accusers slowly breathed in, locked eyes with the former coach, and haltingly described how the sexual abuse he suffered had forever changed his life. "No sentence will ever erase what he did to me," the 26-year-old man known in court filings as Victim 5 said at an October hearing. "It will never make me whole. It will never erase from my memory his hands on my skin or mine on his. But he must pay for his crimes. " A judge agreed, ordering Sandusky that day to pay with at least 30 years of his life.
May 31, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case denied another defense request Wednesday to delay his trial, clearing the way for what is sure to be one of the state's most closely watched legal spectacles. Noting that "no date for trial is ever perfect," Judge John M. Cleland ordered jury selection to begin Tuesday. That tamped down speculation among some attorneys for Sandusky's accusers as to whether the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach might be preparing to plead guilty.
May 31, 2012 |
The decision came as state prosecutors argued in court that they could secure a conviction against the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach even without purported victims or unassailable eyewitness testimony in two of the alleged incidents. "Hearsay evidence can serve as the linchpin between a crime and a defendant," prosecutor Frank Fina said in court Wednesday. "I don't think we need to provide other eyewitnesses. " Noting that "no date for trial is ever perfect," Judge John M. Cleland cleared the way for jury selection in the case to begin next week - and tamped down speculation among some attorneys for Sandusky's accusers, who wondered whether the former coach might be preparing to plead guilty.
June 22, 2012
Convicting Jerry Sandusky would be the easy part of sorting out and bringing to justice those who took part in the alleged rape of children, either actively or by looking the other way. Any untainted jury, confronted with the preponderance of evidence in this case and the absence of a credible defense, would convict Sandusky on a majority of the 48 counts he faces. The jury that heard the weeklong case is now in deliberation and, barring a procedural issue, is expected to return its verdict within days.