New documents clarify, update Sandusky charges

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Prosecutors submitted new court documents Friday, amending their descriptions of some of the sex crimes charges against former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

They do not intend to file new charges or withdraw any charges against him based on the new documents, according to a motion to file new informations and a new bill of particulars.

Senior Judge John M. Cleland approved the attorney general's request to amend the descriptions Friday afternoon, after he received no objections from Mr. Sandusky's attorneys.

The motion said the attorney general's office sought to "clarify and update the dates, locations and conduct."

In some cases, prosecutors provided additional information about the types of acts Mr. Sandusky is accused of committing. In others, they narrowed dates and locations.

Mr. Sandusky's defense team, led by Centre County attorney Joseph Amendola, had previously requested additional details about the alleged acts, saying the information was "critical" to its ability to prepare a defense.

Mr. Sandusky, 68, faces trial on 52 criminal counts charging that he had inappropriate sexual contact with 10 children, sometimes at his home and sometimes on the Penn State University campus. Jury selection is scheduled to begin June 5.

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First Published May 19, 2012 12:00 AM


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