Jerry Sandusky Case: Adopted Son Alleges Sexual Abuse by His Father
Jun 22, 2012 01:19 PM EDT
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -Matt Sandusky, 33-year-old adopted son of Jerry and Dottie Sandusky has alleged that he too was abused by the former Penn State Coach who is being charged on 48 counts of sexual molestation and abuse.
Although Matt's revelation comes too late in the scene, as jury has already started deliberation and admitting Matt's testimony would mean a fresh case with new jury, which will just delay the entire process, the alleged confession only seems to bolster prosecutors' case.
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Matt, who originally was one of the defense witnesses released a statement through his lawyer "This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy. There will be no further comment," as reported by L.A. Times.
In his closing arguments, defense attorney, Joe Amendola stated, "Jerry Sandusky is the victim of overzealous investigators and accusers with financial motives who targeted the generous former Penn S evidence for them."
The heart of the defense lied in showing Sandusky's character and reputation to be noble. Throughout the week defense is tired to discredit the testimonies of alleged victims and their parents. Amendola has constantly stated and argued that the victims have been ambiguous about date and time details of the alleged attacks. His claim is that the victims have an ulterior motive of winning huge amounts of money from the university in civil suits, which he is sure will follow after this trial.tate assistant football coach," said Amendola according to AP.
All nine alleged victims claimed that the 68-year-old ex-coach had bought them gifts and told them he loved them. They have testified to incidents where Sandusky touched them in showers, and abused them in his house.
Judge John Cleland dropped three of the 51 charges of sex-abuse, claiming that there was not sufficient.
Friday is the second day a jury of seven women and five men return the Bellefonte, Ra. Court room to deliberate the fast paced Sandusky case.
The ex-Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky has been charged for sexual abuse and molestation of over 10 young boys over the span of 15 years. Sandusky has repeatedly denied all charges and claims not-guilty.