Jerry Sandusky defense makes jokes, trial winding down


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse as the second day of jury selection begins in his child sex abuse trial on June 6, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children.


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The defense lawyer for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky likened his trial to a soap opera and joked to reporters "stay tuned," Reuters reported.

Sandusky is accused of abusing 10 boys over 15 years and is charged with 51 criminal counts. Judge John Cleland indicated the trial is in its final days, telling jurors he expected closing arguments to take place later this week on Thursday.

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According to CBS This Morning, the defense "may include going after the state attorney general's investigation into the scandal, charging that one reason the testimony of so many of the alleged victims appears to match up is that they have been coached by police detectives."

Jerry Sandusky's attorney suggested Tuesday that state troopers "tainted" the investigation and prodded potential victims to say they engaged in sexual acts with the former coach, ABC News reported.

Nine witnesses were called on Tuesday morning. The first, a mother of 14 children, who has known Sandusky for 40 years testified "All the people I knew who know Jerry think he's a wonderful man."

CBS reported witnesses talked about Sandusky's reputation a day earlier, but did not dispute the many accusers' testimony who have said he forced them into oral and anal sex.