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Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case
Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson

Posted on 12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST by Libloather

Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case
By Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said.

**SNIP**

Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said.

"Now that he's said that, unless he recants or retracts that statement, that sort of locks him into that defense at trial," he said.

Legal analysts were baffled why Sandusky gave the interview, especially his rambling answer to the simple question whether he was attracted to boys.

Jeffrey Lindy, a Philadelphia attorney, said prosecutors often offered to drop charges in preliminary hearings, but that would not happen on Tuesday.

"I would assume there is no point in negotiating anything. The commonwealth (of Pennsylvania) is going to go full bore," said Lindy, who is a defense attorney in the sex abuse case involving the Catholic Church hierarchy in Philadelphia.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abuse; bobcostas; case; homosexualagenda; jeffreylindy; jerrysandusky; moralabsolutes; pedophilestate; pennstate; pennsylvania; philadelphia; sandusky; trial
Put him away forever.
1 posted on 12/11/2011 10:40:20 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Given his age, I can’t imagine the prosecution offering a deal that wasn’t a “life” sentence. He doesn’t have any choice but go to trial.


2 posted on 12/11/2011 11:03:17 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Libloather

He needs a millstone, and the depths of the sea.


3 posted on 12/11/2011 11:04:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Libloather

From Penn State to the State Penn


4 posted on 12/11/2011 11:21:48 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Libloather

From Penn State to the State Penn


5 posted on 12/11/2011 11:22:06 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Libloather

Sandusky has one of those showboating lawyers (ala Hollywood Mark Geragos) who likes to see his face on TV. It will become a circus until some judge grows some guts to puts a gag order on. Running these victims through a preliminary hearing is unconscionable. Sandusky should waive it. The only reason they had to file for victims 9 & 10 was the first Judge was biased in favor of the perv and granted him a joke signature bond. Now he is once again back out with 10 felony counts on him. PA better wake up or they will reap the whirl wind on this one.


6 posted on 12/11/2011 11:25:39 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Libloather
but stopped short of sexual intercourse

i think the filthy queer means sodomy...

7 posted on 12/11/2011 11:26:29 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Yet more pain for his victims. Shame on you!


8 posted on 12/11/2011 11:33:43 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather

“saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration”

So, he didn’t say stopped short of sexual contact? He’s not denying that something illegal happened?

Isn’t he poisoning the jury pool?

Shouldn’t a judge be putting their foot down at some point?


9 posted on 12/11/2011 11:40:00 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: wagglebee; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Libloather.
Philadelphia, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

10 posted on 12/11/2011 11:41:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The commonwealth (of Pennsylvania) is going to go full bore," said [defense attorney] Lindy


11 posted on 12/11/2011 11:45:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather
Ugh, not another endless, media-covered trial.
12 posted on 12/11/2011 11:48:19 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: circlecity

Correct. He will never be offered a plea that gets him less than an effective life sentence, so he prefers a trial in order to force his victims to relive his crimes.


13 posted on 12/11/2011 11:48:43 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Libloather
As an attorney, I don't usually make comments like this before trials, but after the Costas interview, I'll say this. He's guilty as hell. It was obvious from the interview.

Thanks to his stupidity by granting the interview, it should not be hard for the prosecution to get a conviction. Good riddance.

14 posted on 12/11/2011 11:50:54 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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The scope and dimension of pedophilia perversion was exhibited when Sandusky actually went on TV-—with his lawyer coaching him——and said he was “attracted” to young girls and boys, and did “nothing more” than shower and horseplay with young boys.


Does this psychotic-pervert realize that even loving fathers do not shower with their sons.....b/c they know it is inappropriate.


There is a HUGE push by pedophile groups to normalize this type of behavior——Sandusky permitted to say this on TV is part of the agit-prop.......the normalization/proselytizing process.


15 posted on 12/11/2011 12:22:55 PM PST by Liz
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To: Libloather
Depending on how many sports fans and gay rights people he can git on the jury I can see a hung jury or not guilty

Do not believe they can ask jury about their sexually orientation.

16 posted on 12/11/2011 12:25:23 PM PST by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: Darren McCarty
more news
17 posted on 12/11/2011 3:01:40 PM PST by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Libloather

Sandusky is a true pedaphile in every sense of the word, and he loved every decade of it. He has no guilt about it and won't spare the victims a trial.

18 posted on 12/11/2011 3:28:39 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Liz

Joe Paterno Rushed To Hospital After Fall, Jerry Sandusky Preparing For First Court Hearing

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/12/joe-paterno-hospital-penn-state-sex-scandal-grows-jerry-sandusky-due-court


19 posted on 12/11/2011 3:36:59 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Libloather

Thanks for posting this.

Sandusky is a manipulator/pervert/predator/homosexual pedophile. I look forward to seeing him behind prison walls.


20 posted on 12/11/2011 5:24:35 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: MarMema
My crim law knowledge is limited, but prosecutors will have a field day with this. You have a guy in 50's and 60's who placed himself in the shower with young boys, involved in what he called "horseplay". He was at the scene of the crime, at the moment he was caught and admitted he was there.

If Sandusky testifies, he's going to prison. He may very well go there anyway, partly due to that interview which can be used as evidence. (not all hearsay is excluded)

21 posted on 12/12/2011 8:25:58 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: wideawake

you’re right...everything he has done has sent a message.

From the clothes he chooses to wear (Penn St. gear of course) to the interviews - hints of witness tampering (we think we found the boy and he said nothing happened!)

Some of these kids were threatened - and he’s going to make them pay.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 10:36:28 AM PST by Scotswife
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