Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sandusky to learn accusers identities

Sandusky will learn accusers' names this week
Published on SI.com - NCAA Football | shared via feedly
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will learn by the end of the week the names of the 10 young men he is charged with having sexually abused, according to a court document filed late Monday by state prosecutors.

The attorney general's office said that the alleged victims' names will be delivered to Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola by the close of business Friday, a process that would apparently avoid disclosure through public court records.

Sandusky, 68, is awaiting trial on charges he committed a range of abuse against 10 boys over a 15-year period, including alleged sexual assaults on Penn State property. He has denied the allegations. The names of the 10 young men were not disclosed in the grand jury reports, which listed them as victims Nos. 1 through 10.


Thomas said...

Although the release of the victims names will undoubtedly cause them additional anguish, there is no way to provide Sandusky with a fair trial without doing so. The 6th Amendment guarantees the right to confront one's accuser, regardless of the degree to which the accused is reviled.