Jerry Sandusky

Sandusky’s lawyer asks for records about accusers


HERSHEY, Pa. – Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer wants psychological reports, juvenile arrest records and other documents about his client’s accusers to prepare for trial in the child sexual abuse case.

Defense attorney Joe Amendola on Friday filed a 17-page response that says several of the alleged victims used drugs and alcohol as juveniles, which may have affected their memories.

Amendola wants a report by a psychologist related to the person described as Victim 6 in a grand jury report, because he believes it contains a conclusion that the boy wasn’t sexually abused by Sandusky.

Prosecutors didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The sides are battling over what must be disclosed prior to Sandusky’s trial on 52 counts.

Sandusky is on home arrest awaiting a mid-May scheduled start of trial. He’s denied the allegations.

By: GENARO C. ARMAS and MICHAEL RUBINKAM

Source: AP

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