Prosecutors Want Sandusky Confined to Home

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By Kris Coombs, Christian Post Contributor
February 8, 2012|11:39 am

Prosecutors are now asking for disgraced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to be confined to the inside of his home after he was caught spying on children playing outside of a nearby elementary school, the Associated Press reported.

Sandusky is currently on house arrest as he awaits trial for 52 child sex-abuse charges. In a court filing, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office argued that Sandusky's bail conditions be revised so that he may only be allowed to leave his house to seek medical treatment.

"Several individuals from the adjacent elementary school have expressed concerns for the safety of children at their school and the adjacent neighborhood," prosecutors wrote in an exhibit attached to the filing, which was sent to a county probation officer. "Such concerns will only mushroom if defendant is permitted to roam at will outside his house."

"They advised the neighbors that yesterday they had the children outside for recess as it was a warmer day, and that they both witnessed Mr. Sandusky on his rear house deck watching the children play," wrote investigator Anthony Sassano on Jan. 26.
Prosecutors also opposed Sandusky's request to maintain contact with his grandchildren.

"The commonwealth believes that (the) defendant should be in jail," prosecutors wrote. "He has been granted the privilege of being confined in his own home, which is spacious and private and where he can eat food of his own preference and sleep in his own bed at night. House arrest is not meant to be a house party."

Sandusky, 68, and his wife have maintained he is innocent of the sexual abuse allegations, which claim the former defensive coordinator for Penn State engaged in numerous sexual acts with underage boys, one victim even claiming Sandusky assaulted him in a boy's locker room.

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"In many cases, (Sandusky) believes the accusers may have collaborated with each other in making these false accusations," Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola wrote in a state police report.

 

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