A Pennsylvania judge is about to decide the most significant pretrial issue in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case: whether to dismiss charges.
The ruling – expected soon, according to the Associated Press – once again will bring to the forefront “Victim 2,” a still-unidentified boy who a witness has said he saw being molested by Sandusky in the football team showers a decade ago. Joe Paterno’s less-than-thorough response to that report ended up costing him his job as coach of the Nittany Lion football team last fall.
State prosecutors say no charges should be dismissed because there hasn’t been any sworn testimony given in the case. That’s because Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in December.
He denies the sexual abuse allegations.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in a Bellefonte courtroom on June 5.