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Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Asks For Some Charges To Be Dropped

Joe Amendola, the defense attorney for former Penn St. Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is asking the judge of Sandusky's child molestation case to drop some of the charges. In an article published by Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News, Amendola claims that the charges against Sandusky are too vague.

Unless prosecutors can give more specific dates for the alleged crimes, Sandusky can't prepare a good defense, Amendola said. Amendola is also asking Judge John Cleland to throw out two specific cases against Sandusky in which no accusers have been identified.

Amendola claims the witnesses that are a part of the 2000 case, janitors who witnessed strange behavior by Sandusky in a locker room, would not be able to testify at trial. One of the janitors has dementia and the other would only be repeating hearsay.

In one of the other cases, involving alleged Victim 6, Amendola claims there is not enough evidence to claim that anything sexual occurred with him.

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