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June 18th, 2012
09:53 AM ET

Sandusky gets psychiatric exam as defense set to begin today – Susan Candiotti reports

Prosecutors are expected to rest their case this morning in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial, and the defense will begin presenting its side of the story. The former Penn State football coach faces more than 50 criminal counts and jurors already hearing stories of unthinkable abuse from eight of his alleged victims.

Over the weekend, Sandusky is believed to have undergone a psychological exam by a prosecution expert, ordered by the court to rebut an unusual part of the defense strategy.

This morning on "Early Start," Susan Candiotti shares more on why Jerry Sandusky would get a psychiatric exam at this point in the trial, and previews the defense's arguments.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky
June 15th, 2012
07:57 AM ET

Week of emotional testimony in Jerry Sandusky trial – Susan Candiotti looks at Sandusky's possible defense strategy

Susan Candiotti on a week of emotional testimony and previews possible defense arguments in the Jerry Sandusky trial.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky
June 14th, 2012
07:32 AM ET

Prosecution to rest in Sandusky trial by Friday? Susan Candiotti on the latest testimony

Susan Candiotti on the latest in the Jerry Sandusky trial and the possibility that the prosecution will rest by Friday.

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Filed under: Jerry Sandusky
June 13th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Strength in numbers in Sandusky trial? 'In Session' correspondent Beth Karas on how multiple victim testimonies could shape the case

Beth Karas, correspondent for "In Session" on truTV, on how multiple victim's testimonies could shape trial.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky
June 13th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Shocking, emotional testimony in Sandusky trial – Susan Candiotti on victim #1's recounting of abuse

Susan Candiotti recaps emotional testimony from victim #1 and a former coach in the Jerry Sandusky trial.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky
June 12th, 2012
06:17 AM ET

Victim #1 expected to testify in Sandusky trial today – Susan Candiotti explains how his story first triggered the investigation into child rape allegations

Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of alleged sexual abuse.

(From CNN Wires – Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN)) - The alleged victim whose allegations triggered the criminal investigation into Jerry Sandusky is expected to take the stand Tuesday in the former Penn State assistant football coach's child rape trial, kicking off the second day of testimony in the high-profile case.

Michael Boni, a lawyer for the person identified in court documents as Victim 1, told CNN on Monday night his client is "ready to go."

The grand jury report cited evidence that Sandusky, who met the boy when he was 11 or 12 years old, "indecently fondled Victim 1 on a number of occasions, performed oral sex on Victim 1 on a number of occasions and had Victim 1 perform oral sex on him on at least one occasion."

The teenager, who transferred schools amid the fallout from the Sandusky investigation, graduated from his new high school this past weekend, according to Boni. He is contemplating scholarship offers from colleges, the lawyer adds.

This morning on "Early Start," Susan Candiott explains victim #1's story and what we can expect from his testimony today.

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Filed under: Jerry Sandusky • Penn State scandal
June 11th, 2012
07:54 AM ET

Victim #4 expected to testify today in opening of Jerry Sandusky trial – Sara Ganim explains

From CNN wires:

(CNN) - Opening statements in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child rape, are scheduled to start Monday.

Sandusky, 68, has been under house arrest since being charged with sexually abusing 10 boys for at least 15 years. Prosecutors allege that he met some of his accusers through Second Mile, a charity he created for underprivileged children.

In interviews after his arrest, Sandusky acknowledged showering and "horsing around" with boys but denied being sexually attracted to them. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A jury of five men and seven women, along with four alternates, was selected last week. Half of the 16 jurors and alternates have ties to Penn State, including one retired professor and one current professor, three graduates, two employees and one current student, showing the prominence of the university in the local community.

Authorities allege that Sandusky abused some of the boys on the Penn State campus. The case has shaken the school, raised questions about its response to the allegations and drawn criticism from those who claim Penn State put its reputation ahead of protecting potential child victims.

CNN contributor Sara Ganim previews what to expect from today's opening statements, and what we could hear when one of Sandusky's alleged victims is expected to take the stand today.

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Filed under: Jerry Sandusky • Penn State scandal
June 6th, 2012
06:14 AM ET

Jury selection in Sandusky trial continues amidst reports the former coach allegedly gave gifts, wrote letters to victims

Susan Candiotti on jury selection in the Sandusky trial and new reports claim he gave victims letters and gifts.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky • Penn State scandal
June 5th, 2012
07:07 AM ET

Jury selection begins in Sandusky trial – Sara Ganim on what to expect

Jury selection in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to start today. Sandusky is charged charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 14 years. Last week, the judge denied his lawyers request to delay the trial. The judge also ruling yesterday the alleged victims' identities may not be concealed during the trial.

Patriot News Reporter and CNN contributor Sara Ganim, who won a Pulitzer Prize covering the Penn State scandal, on what we can expect at the start of the trial.


Filed under: Jerry Sandusky • Penn State scandal
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