Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Criminal cases against Jerry Sandusky may be combined

Prosecutors have consolidated the two criminal cases against Jerry Sandusky and will try them as one, according to documents filed by the Attorney General’s Office on Friday.

Senior Deputy Attorney General Jonelle Eshbach filed a notice of consolidation in Centre County Court on Friday for the two cases that represent two separate arrests — one on Nov. 5 and the other on Dec. 7.

Eshbach also filed a motion to amend some of the indecent assault charges, but she wrote that the changes don’t involve new evidence.

The motion involves changing the subsection of five indecent assault charges under Pennsylvania criminal code.

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, has until Tuesday to respond to the motion.

In all, Sandusky is facing more than 50 charges of sexual abuse. He’s out on $250,000 bail confined to his College Township home.