BELLEFONTE (KDKA) — More witnesses took the stand today in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial.
Dottie Sandusky took the stand Tuesday afternoon. She testified that she recalls seven of the eight known alleged victims.
She acknowledged kids would stay over and said they would give them a choice of where they would sleep.
Dottie Sandusky was asked specifically if anything unusual happened during the Alamo Bowl. She recalled that she, Jerry and alleged Victim No. 4 argued about going to a luncheon.
“I came in one day… They were in an area by the bathroom and dressing area… They were standing there… I said, ‘What’s going on?’
“… Jerry was upset. He had asked (victim) if he wanted to go to a $50 luncheon and he said, ‘Yes’ and then on the day of the luncheon he refused to go and Jerry knew I would be upset.”
Earlier in the trial, alleged Victim No. 4 testified that Dottie returned to the room during an attempted sex act in a bathroom, but Dottie Sandusky testified today both were fully clothed.
When asked about alleged Victim No. 9’s supposed calls for help in the basement, she says the basement is not soundproof and she never heard any screams.
Earlier, the attorney for alleged Victim No. 4, Ben Andreozzi, was questioned about whether his client was coached by police. He denied it on the stand.
Also, the mother of alleged Victim No. 1 was asked by the defense: “Was there a time in 2008 you said to Josh Frabel [a neighbor] that because of the Sandusky case you were going to make a lot of money?
She replied, “No, I did not.”
But later the neighbor testified saying, “I believe her comment was, ‘I’ll own his house,’” referring to Jerry Sandusky’s house.
And the neighbor said the accuser once said, “’When this is over, I’ll have a nice new Jeep.’”
Is the potential civil case tied to the criminal case?
“Any civil prosecution would need to stand on its own and the Exhibit A in America is the O.J. Simpson prosecution – criminal prosecution – which failed and the civil case which succeeded,” Tom Kline, attorney for alleged Victim No. 4, said.
The Harrisburg Patriot News has received a subpoena to have one of their reporters testify as a defense witness. The newspaper is fighting that and there was some argument about it Tuesday.
The decision regarding the subpoena will be decided Wednesday, as well as the decision on whether or not Jerry Sandusky will testify.