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Sandusky's adopted son says former Penn State coach abused him

Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial.


3 of 51 counts against Sandusky thrown out

Jurors in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky began deliberating his fate Thursday afternoon after prosecutors said Sandusky's attorneys had outlined "a conspiracy that collapses under its own weight."


Sandusky doesn't testify; defense rests

Jerry Sandusky

The defense team for Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, rested on Wednesday without the former assistant football coach taking the stand.


Jerry Sandusky: Defense tries to paint a positive portrait

The defense has begun the public rehabilitation of Jerry Sandusky, hoping to portray the former Penn State University assistant football coach as a normal human being rather than the predatory pedophile that prosecutors presented to the jury.

Senh: "A normal human being" who manipulates and rapes kids - good luck, guys.


Defense begins presenting case in Sandusky child sex abuse trial

The defense began presenting its case in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial Monday as it called three witnesses to the stand, but it remains unclear if Sandusky himself would testify.


'Sandusky 8' tell of seduction and betrayal

Eight young men who said they were molested by Jerry Sandusky told unforgettable stories about a man who called himself "The Great Pretender."


Jerry Sandusky: Accusers say they were lured by attention, gifts

In what is becoming a theme, three more men described Wednesday how they received gifts, attention and even declarations of love from former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who would later force inappropriate sexual contact on them.


Jerry Sandusky trial: Witness weeps as he testifies to abuse in coach’s home basement

The young man identified in court documents as “Victim 1” sobbed in court Tuesday as he testified that Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted him multiple times in the basement of Sandusky’s home.


Witness accuses Sandusky of sex abuse as trial opens

The first witness called in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial testified on Monday that the former Penn State assistant football coach treated him like "his girlfriend" when he was a young teenager, showering together and engaging in oral sex.


Juror selection continues in Sandusky's trial

After a fast-paced first day, jury selection resumed Wednesday in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.


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