New Developments In Penn State Abuse Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A lawyer for a man who accuses Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing him as a child said the former Penn State coach's attorney is trying to put the victims on trial and is raising irrelevant issues in his criminal case.

Ben Andreozzi was reacting to a judge's order granting Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, the phone numbers and addresses of those who have accused Sandusky of abuse.

Andreozzi said, "Sandusky knows what he did to these young men" and that his client plans to testify truthfully.

Amendola said he's just seeking information he's legally entitled to as he prepares for trial.

Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He's confined to his home awaiting a May trial and denies the allegations.

In another development at Penn State, the university plans to reimburse the legal expenses of employees who received subpoenas from state attorneys prosecuting the child sex abuse case against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

A spokesperson for the university said those who received subpoenas retain their own attorneys, and that fees would be paid out of a university insurance policy. It's unclear how many people were served with subpoenas last week.

Trustees have also asked former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead a separate internal investigation. A report could be issued by this fall.

The trustees said the board could review the report to ensure that important areas were investigated and there were no factual gaps, but that the work would be solely done by Freeh's team.

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