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Jerry Sandusky's Attorney: My Client Says He's Innocent

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, says his client claims he is innocent of charges of sexual abuse against minors. He also says his client is “shaky”:

“He’s shaky, as you can expect. Being 67 years old, never having faced criminal charges in his life, and having the distinguished career that he’s had, these are very serious allegations. He’s taking them seriously, but he also has realized that he has to face them and go from there and proceed with his defense.”

Amendola also says that Sandusky had been out of state visiting family, but he returned to State College “voluntarily” when told that he needed to return.

It sounds like Amendola will have more to say when he has been able to discuss the charges with Sandusky, and after he has had time to develop a defense.

As this story unfolds, we’ll have more updates on this situation in this storystream.

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