In the latest development concerning the Jerry Sandusky sex case, Michael
Muskal reports for the Los Angeles Times that Sandusky’s defense
lawyers have asked the judge for more time before going to trial.
The Sandusky case is long-running and nationally-known. Sandusky is a former
Penn State assistant football coach and was last year charged with
child sexual abuse alleged to have occurred between 1994 and 2008.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of this case is the scandal involving
multiple Penn State employees, including the late football coach Joe Paterno,
who is said to have been told about the abuse by assistant Mike McQueary,
but who did not get the police involved.
In fact, no one at Penn State got the police involved, which may have allowed
the alleged abuse to continue longer than it might have. Hence, we have
the notorious fallout for Paterno, who was ousted by the board of trustees,
as Muskal reports. The fallout also led to criminal charges against two
other people who are alleged to have done very little in response to the
information about Sandusky.
As sometimes happens in criminal cases, the prosecution has not turned
over all the evidence, and defense lawyers need more time to wade through it.
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Source: Jerry Sandusky’s defense seeks delay in child sexual abuse trial