Sandusky judge: attorney general must turn over accuser contacts

    The judge in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case says state prosecutors have to turn over phone numbers or addresses for accusers to his defense attorney.

    Judge John Cleland’s two-page order issued Tuesday might also lead to Sandusky’s lawyer getting any psychological evaluations performed on the boys who the former Penn State assistant coach is accused of abusing.
    The judge is requiring prosecutors to disclose any juvenile adjudication records that might help Sandusky’s lawyer attack their credibility. That doesn’t apply to drug or alcohol violations.

    The order also requires requests for grand jury information to first be made to the judge that oversees the secret panel.

    Sandusky awaits trial on 52 criminal counts, and denies the allegations. He’s on house arrest, awaiting an expected May trial date.

     

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