The prosecution has rested its case in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial after the testimony from the mother of one of the alleged victims.
The mother of the alleged Victim Nine cried on the stand when she said she never asked her son about the molestation he says happened in Sandusky’s basement during sleepovers.
She says there was a lot she didn’t want to hear.
Her son’s father wasn’t in his life and like the other accusers, he met Sandusky through The Second Mile charity.
The defense has now begun to present its case, which included testimony from a wheelchair-bound 30-year-old military veteran who talked about meeting Sandusky through The Second Mile charity and still having a high opinion of him.
Two former Penn State football coaches who say they’ve showered with young boys were also called by the defense.
“It’s a very common thing” one of the coaches, who has coached football around the world, said.
Earlier, prosecutors dropped one of the 52 counts against Sandusky, saying the statute he was charged under did not apply at the time of the alleged illegal contact.
Two former Penn State football coaches also took the stand.
One explained how jam-packed the coaches’ schedules were with practices, meetings and travel, making it difficult to get away from their duties in the late afternoon, the approximate time the prosecution has said Sandusky molested young boys in the locker room showers.