Sandusky jurors may get abuse case by week’s end



BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — It appears the child molestation trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky could be in jurors’ hands before the end of the week, with witness testimony on his behalf expected to wrap up in less than three days.

Judge John Cleland announced the schedule on Monday after the first six defense witnesses testified about Sandusky’s reputation in the community and the demanding hours and travel required of Penn State coaches.

There was no indication as to whether Sandusky might testify.

The first day of the defense portion of the case included a former Penn State coach who said he knew Sandusky brought boys into showers but never saw him do anything wrong.

Sandusky faces 51 counts after prosecutors dropped one. He denies all allegations against him.