Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Sandusky returning to court again

Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte for a hearing Monday, May 2, 2016. Sandusky has filed a petition under Pennsylvania’s Post Conviction Relief Act, seeking a new trial.
Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte for a hearing Monday, May 2, 2016. Sandusky has filed a petition under Pennsylvania’s Post Conviction Relief Act, seeking a new trial. Centre Daily Times, file

Jerry Sandusky will be back in Centre County again next week.

The retired Penn State defensive coordinator will be in Bellefonte for the second time in a month when he comes for more arguments in his Post Conviction Relief Act petition.

Sandusky is seeking a new trial. He was convicted of 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse crimes in the same courtroom in June 2012 after a trial that became a nationwide media circus.

Coincidentally, the circus is also back in town.

While Sandusky wants a new trial on charges that stemmed from 1995 to 2009, allegations have arisen over the past week that go all the way back to 1971.

Earlier dates, back to 1976, came up on Wednesday in court documents filed in Penn State’s civil suit with Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co. that showed allegations from up to two decades earlier than the first case in Sandusky’s conviction.

On Sunday, an Associated Press story quoted university vice president of strategic communications Lawrence Lokman confirming the 1971 date.

Penn State President Eric Barron came out strongly against the media Sunday for latching onto the allegations, saying he was “appalled by the rumor, innuendo and rush to judgment.”

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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