Jerry Sandusky Could Face More Criminal Charges Of Sexual Abuse

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Jerry Sandusky Could Face More Criminal Charges Of Sexual Abuse.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State University, returns to court on Thursday in his effort to get a new trial.STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Penn State has had two head football coaches since Joe Paterno died during the scandal surrounding Jerry Sandusky that turned things upside down at State College.

Sandusky, 71, will seek to persuade Senior Judge John Cleland, who presided at the 2012 trial where the ex-coach was found guilty of sexually assaulting children, to allow him to take steps toward researching the competence of his lawyers and whether his rights were violated at trial. “Mr. Jerry Sandusky is traveling from his prison cell in Greene County to the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, the same courthouse where he was convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 13-year period. The hearing today in a Centre County courtroom near State College concerns whether Sandusky’s lawyers can be allowed to subpoena witnesses and get access to emails between prosecutors and judges.

Sandusky’s due process right to a fair trial was not only infringed, it was crushed under a stampede of vitriol, rage, and prejudice that mandate a new trial in this case,” wrote his lawyer, Alexander Lindsay, in court papers before the hearing in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. At a hearing last week, the judge admitted to having his clerk draw up a chart showing the multiple extension of the deadline in such cases since 1988.

Spinelli was a teenaged football standout from Leominster, Massachusetts, when he attended Sandusky’s football camp for high school players in June 1988 on the Penn State campus in State College. Besides ineffective legal counsel, his attorneys are set to argue that his trial was rushed and that there was improper conduct on behalf of the prosecution, WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh reported. In announcing his decision, the judge returned Spinelli’s private complaint against the former assistant to the state Attorney General’s office for a final determination of whether there is a plausible case against Sandusky. He claims he was sexually abused by Sandusky during a 1988 football camp on Penn State’s campus The accuser, who was 16 at the time of the alleged incident, didn’t tell police until Sandusky was arrested in 2011.

In court filings the prosecution argues: “Subpoenas… for deposition testimony… clearly evidences [Sandusky’s] concern that he has failed to generate the existence of any genuine issues of material fact.” Since then, attorneys claiming to represent Victim 2 released voicemails claiming that Sandusky was trying to influence the alleged victim just before he was charged in 2011. Sandusky’s original defense team consisted primarily of lawyers Joe Amendola and Karl Rominger, who in 2014 voluntarily surrendered his law license after being investigated for misappropriating his clients’ funds, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported. “Mr. Many were not students there during the height of the scandal. “I don’t think people talk about it much really anymore,” said Penn a State student Adam Capuana. “I haven’t heard anyone talk about it, personally.”

While the Pennsylvania State Police found his case worthy, Attorney General Linda Kelly believed the statute of limitations was a barrier to successful prosecution. His lawyer contends Ganim wrote her story with illegally leaked grand jury information and that it kept the Sandusky investigation alive by prompting more alleged victims to come forward.

The judge in that case has to determine if Sandusky is entitled to conduct fresh discovery, or evidence-sharing, and if so, what limits should be placed on the process.

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