Sandusky Jury Rehears Testimony as New Allegation Emerges
The jury in the Jerry Sandusky trial was unable to reach a decision Thursday night after deliberating for more than seven hours. In fact, during the night, the jury asked Judge John Cleland if they could rehear testimony from two witnesses, Mike McQueary and Dr. Jonathan Dranov.
Last week, McQueary testified that he saw Sandusky pressing a boy against the shower walls in a Penn State locker room and sexually assaulting him.
Dr. Dranov, a family friend of McQueary, said that McQueary offered a different account when they spoke over the phone, reports ESPN.
In McQueary's testimony, he vividly described what he saw, saying that he had no doubt it was anal sex between Sandusky and the boy. Dranov testified that while McQueary told him he heard "sexual sounds," McQueary did not describe actually seeing Sandusky rape the child, reports ESPN -- though it should be noted that Dranov said he did not ask McQueary about the details as McQueary was obviously upset.
The other breaking development from Thursday after closing arguments ended was the revelation that Jerry Sandusky's own adopted son had contacted prosecutors and was prepared to testify against his father.
Thirty-three-year-old Matt Sandusky claimed that he was also a victim of his father's sexual abuse, reports The New York Times. It's not clear why prosecutors did not call Matt Sandusky to testify as his statements would surely have been damning. However, if somehow Jerry Sandusky is found not guilty, the possibility of another trial with new charges by different victims is open.
The Jerry Sandusky trial nears the end of its second week with the jury deep into deliberations. Even as the jury sits sequestered, new damning allegations emerge.
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- Jerry Sandusky's Jury Packed with Penn State People (FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty)
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