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Jerry Sandusky Recent Dinner with Alleged Victim Was Monitored by Police

You may recall hearing about Jerry Sandusky’s plan of defense against multiple charges of sexual abuse. Sandusky’s attorney boasted that the former Penn State coach recently had dinner with one of the alleged victims. They’re friends you see! How could there be abuse when they’re buddies who still hang out?

Well so much for that defense.

The Patriot-News reported Friday that the person identified in the grand jury presentment as Victim 6 was invited to have dinner with Jerry Sandusky last summer. Here’s the thing: the victim alerted police about the dinner, and he was actually asked to wear an electronic listening device. He declined because he was nervous, but he reported back to police about the dinner. Got that?

So Sandusky’s defense attorney thinks his client having dinner with one of the victims was a sign that the two still have a good relationship. It’s clear that the victim felt differently. In fact, ABC News is reporting that all eight alleged victims will testify against Sandusky.

Additionally, the dinner, and any other contact with the victims since the investigation began, can be considered tampering.

Witness tampering in the state of Pennsylvania is defined as any act with the intent to intimidate a witness or victim to “refrain from reporting a crime, withhold or give false or misleading information, or to ignore or evade requests for information or a summons.”

Under state penal codes, witness tampering is considered equal to the most serious offense a defendant is charged with.

So, how you feeling now, Sandusky and attorney? That’s what I thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Larry… What does this say about the police involved? I don’t know about you, but I would tell the victim to stay away from him.  They victim himself says he was nervous.  Why put him through this emotional distress? They clearly have enough evidence to convict JS.  Your hatred towards Penn States seems to be clouding your judgement here. You are not asking the right questions. 

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    These victims will now be testifying against Sandusky. What he said at dinner was potential evidence. Give me a break.

  • Anonymous

    You are missing the point.  This has been an epic let down by the police in UP/SC.  They failed on the first report, failed when Mike M. reported it to them, and failed when they interacted with the victims by putting their interests ahead of the victims.  Lets face it, they had plenty of evidence.  I could win the case with 8 (or more) victims testifying against JS.  Why are you giving the police a pass on this?