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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.
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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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.
He needs a millstone, and the depths of the sea.
From Penn State to the State Penn
From Penn State to the State Penn
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.
i think the filthy queer means sodomy...
Yet more pain for his victims. Shame on you!
“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?
The commonwealth (of Pennsylvania) is going to go full bore," said [defense attorney] Lindy
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.
Thanks to his stupidity by granting the interview, it should not be hard for the prosecution to get a conviction. Good riddance.
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.
Do not believe they can ask jury about their sexually orientation.
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.
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Thanks for posting this.
Sandusky is a manipulator/pervert/predator/homosexual pedophile. I look forward to seeing him behind prison walls.
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)
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.