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Lawyer Has Not Discussed Plea Deal Option With Sandusky

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STATE COLLEGE (KDKA/AP) – The attorney for Jerry Sandusky said he and his client have not discussed entering a plea bargain.

According to an Associated Press report, Joe Amendola said that he would consider “possible alternatives” with Sandusky if new charges are filed that involve more victims than the eight boys covered by the 40 pending criminal counts.

Sandusky maintains that he is innocent of the charges.

Amendola says the topic of a guilty plea came up as a “what-if” question about potential additional charges in a recent interview and that if more charges are filed he would only then discuss the possibility of a plea.

Another alleged victim has come forward in the case. They are not one of the eight alleged victims cited in the Sandusky indictment, but the suit traces the same sordid storyline.

The victim in the case has filed the first civil lawsuit against Sandusky.

The lawsuit claims that once trust was gained, Sandusky molested the boy more than 100 times over the next four years at the coach’s home, in a Penn State locker room, on trips to Philadelphia and a bowl game.

During an interview last month, Sandusky said he was innocent and that his actions were being misconstrued.

Sandusky admits he showered with boys, but said he never sexually assaulted anyone.

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