Monday, June 18, 2012

Sandusky jury may view unaired NBC interview footage, Jerry Sandusky: Jury could get sex abuse case by Thursday

Sandusky jury may view unaired NBC interview footage
POST STAFF REPORT  June 18, 2012

Prosecutors are reportedly weighing whether to use unaired portions of a creepy interview given by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, in their case against the accused pedophile.

NBC’s Bob Costas repeatedly asked Sandusky in November whether the former Nittany Lions defensive guru had inappropriate contact with kids -- and at least one of the coach’s weird answers that didn’t make air could be used by prosecutors, according to the network.

“Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and -- and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life,” Sandusky said of kids he met through his Second Mile charity.

“And I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have - I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways."

That exchange could be used against in the current trial against Sandusky, according to NBC.

Sandusky’s odd response -- that he didn’t seek out “every young person for sexual needs” -- could make it look like he approached at least some kids, said NBC News legal analyst Wes Oliver....

Jerry Sandusky: Jury could get sex abuse case by Thursday
By Michael Muskal June 18, 2012 The jury in the Jerry Sandusky case could get the case as soon as Thursday, the judge said as the defense began its presentation Monday.

Sandusky, 68, faces 51 counts of abusing 10 children over 15 years. If convicted on all of the charges, the former football coach at Penn State University could be sentenced to hundreds of years in prison.

The case, being tried in Bellefonte, Pa., has been moving rapidly with the prosecution formally resting on Monday and the defense kicking off its presentation immediately after. On Monday, the defense called three witnesses who praised Sandusky as an upstanding member of the community and one who worked with at-risk youth at the Second Mile, the charity he founded.,0,3998891.story

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