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Penn State University was rocked to its core this year with the sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky.
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Two Additional Character Witnesses Testify

Two Additional Character Witnesses Testify | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Another character witness, a forner Second Mile participant, spoke of how great of a man Jerry Sandusky always was, and also hinted at the possibility of investigators trying to get him to report abuse that never happened.

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Dr. Jonathan Dranov Testifies on Day 7

Dr. Jonathan Dranov Testifies on Day 7 | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Dr. Jonathan Dranov, the doctor who was told about the 2001 shower incident by Mike McQueary, testified today. 

According to Dr. Dranov, McQueary did not provide many details, but was visibly shaken by what he had seen.

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Dottie Sandusky Called to Testify

Dottie Sandusky Called to Testify | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

After Dottie Sandusky testified that she never witnessed her husband doing anything to the young boys that he had over his house and took to hotel rooms, a psychiatrist testified that it was nearly impossible for Sandusky to have histrionic personality disorder.

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Investigators, Civil Attorney Testify

Investigators, Civil Attorney Testify | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Before lunch, Amendola tried to paint a picture of the Victims trying to make money off of the case.

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Afternoon Cut Short by Technical Issues

Afternoon Cut Short by Technical Issues | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

We're starting to see that the defense doesn't really have much besides a few people talking about a great of a guy they think Jerry Sandusky is.

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Sandusky Trial: Day Five [Live Blog]

Sandusky Trial: Day Five [Live Blog] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

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The Prosecution Rests on Day Five

The Prosecution Rests on Day Five | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The prosecution called their final witness, the mother of Victim 9 this morning. She said that her son was sometimes hesitant to go over the Sandusky's house, but she never asked why. Now, she says, she feels responsible for the abuse.

 

The defense began their case with their first witness, Dick Anderson, a former football coach who coached alongside Sandusky for almost 30 years. He said that it was completely normal for coaches to shower with young boys, and that many coaches do it. When cross examined by the prosecution, though, he did admit that he never hugged or touched boys while showering with them.

 

A former Second Mile participant was also called to the stand by the defense and testified that he was never abused and that Sandusky was a "great guy."

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Interactive Timeline: Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal

Interactive Timeline: Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

This is awesome. Go through this interactive timeline of every single incident/event that has taken place as part of the Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal.

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Investigative Agent Sassano Testifies About Sandusky

Investigative Agent Sassano Testifies About Sandusky | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Anthony Sassano, a special investigator from the Attorney General's office, testified today after lunch.

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Victim 6 Testimony Begins Day Four [Graphic Content]

Victim 6 Testimony Begins Day Four [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Victim 6 testified this morning and told stories of being touched inappropriately in the shower by Jerry Sandusky. The defense, however, brought up many traces of evidence of a continued relationship between Victim 6 and Sandusky, even in recent years. A police detective then testified that Victim 6 told him during a 1998 investigation that he was never touched inappropriately by Sandusky. The detective also said that he decided that there was no reason to press charges at that time, and he told Sandusky not to shower with boys anymore and Sandusky agreed.

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Lasch Building Janitor Delivers Testimony [Graphic]

Lasch Building Janitor Delivers Testimony [Graphic] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

A Lasch Football Building janitor testified that he saw Sandusky showering with a boy in 2000.

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Victim 7 Testimony: Abuse Started in 1995 [Graphic Content]

Victim 7 Testimony: Abuse Started in 1995 [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

A tough testimony to read - Victim 7 recounts several instances of abuse by Sandusky. In cross examination, though, Amendola points out the differences between today's testimony and that from the Grand Jury. Victim 7 admitted that he added more details today, but only because at the time of his Grand Jury testimony, he was still blocking these instances out of his mind. Through counseling, he has been able to open up more about what happened to him.

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John McQueary Falters on Stand [Graphic Content]

John McQueary Falters on Stand [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

John McQueary, Mike's father, had an interesting bout of memory loss on the stand. He insisted three times that he did not testify in December at the preliminary hearing for Dr. Jonathan Dranov and Gary Schultz, when he was in fact present at that hearing.

 

Next, Victim 10 spoke of a few instances of abuse by Sandusky, followed by his mother who confirmed that he stopped attending the Second Mile camps.

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Joe Amendola Delivers Closing Statement

Joe Amendola Delivers Closing Statement | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

From OnwardState.com:


"On November 4th, Mr. Sandusky’s life came to an end. Mrs. Sandusky’s life came to an end. Their children’s lives came to an end. Everything they ever believed in was challenged."


“We found out in this trial that a lot of these kids knew each other,” Amendola said. He showed a paper on the screen which showed the significant time overlap of the alleged abuses. Amendola said, “If you believe their testimony, Mr. Sandusky was a very busy man.”


“Dottie Sandusky — who adopted six kids — was always in this house. Could all of this sex be going on? Use your common sense."


In his closing statement this morning, Joe Amendola alluded to the impossibility of all of the Victims' stories being true, because Jerry Sandusky simply would have been too busy to be doing all of that at the same time.


He also heavily implied that the Victims were exaggerating stories to win money out of the case.


Will the jury agree that there is simply no evidence to prove him guilty?

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Sandusky Trial: Day Seven [Live Blog] The Defense Rests

Sandusky Trial: Day Seven [Live Blog] The Defense Rests | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

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Victim 1's Mother, Psychologist Testify

Victim 1's Mother, Psychologist Testify | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The jury heard from a few more character witnesses who tried to illustrate that Sandusky gave gifts and poems to other young men without ever abusing them, followed by a questioning of Victim 1's mother who is said to have spoken of the riches she will make off of this scandal.

 

In the most interesting move yet, though, Dr. Elliot Atkins testified that he has diagnosed Jerry Sandusky with a histrionic personality disorder, which is the cause of his "creepy" love letters. His "excessive emotionality and attention seeking" can apparently explain the content of the letters.

 

 

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Character Witnesses Testify on Day Six

Character Witnesses Testify on Day Six | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

A bunch of people spoke of what a great man Sandusky is this morning in court.

 

He did many nice things for many children, but does this mean that he is incapable of abuse?

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Sandusky Trial: Day Six [Live Blog]

Sandusky Trial: Day Six [Live Blog] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

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Unaired Footage from Sandusky-Costas Interview: 'I Didn't Go Around Seeking Out Every Young Person for Sexual Needs'

Unaired Footage from Sandusky-Costas Interview: 'I Didn't Go Around Seeking Out Every Young Person for Sexual Needs' | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

From StateCollege.com: 

 

“I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped,” Sandusky said. “There are many that I didn't have — I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways.”

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Prosecution Drops One Charge

Prosecution Drops One Charge | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The prosecution dropped one charge against Sandusky this morning, bringing the number down to 51.

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Victim 9 Gives Emotional Testimony [Graphic]

Victim 9 Gives Emotional Testimony [Graphic] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Victim 9 took the stand this afternoon in what was perhaps the most graphic testimony so far.

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Victim 3 Takes the Stand on Day Four [Graphic Content]

Victim 3 Takes the Stand on Day Four [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Victim 3's testimony confirms the existence of a routine that Sandusky apparently stuck to with each of the young boys that he allegedly sexually abused.

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Sandusky Trial: Day Four [Live Blog]

Sandusky Trial: Day Four [Live Blog] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

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Victim 5 Describes Sandusky Shower Incident [Graphic Content]

Victim 5 Describes Sandusky Shower Incident [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Victim 5 emotionally described an incident in the Lasch Football building shower with Sandusky.

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Sandusky Trial: Day Three [Live Blog]

Sandusky Trial: Day Three [Live Blog] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

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