Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky files motion for new trial in sexual abuse case

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who was found guilty of serial sex abuse of minors, has filed a motion for a new trial on the grounds of after-discovered evidence.

According to a press release, the newly discovered evidence involved a transcript of an interview between “SS” a young man who was originally interviewed in 2011 by police.

At that time, SS said he didn’t see any of Sandusky’s acts as sexual in nature, never felt uncomfortable around him and would tell the investigator if anything inappropriate happened, the release said.

The release also said that six years later, SS came forward and said he had been sexually assaulted by Sandusky.

According to the release, the transcript was indicative that certain attorneys used tactics to change the victims’ testimonies from initial police interviews.

The release stated that victims would remember “blocked” memories after “therapy” sessions and “interviews by attorneys seeking substantial sums from Penn State.”

Sandusky, 75, was resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing children while working at Penn State as an assistant football coach.

At the time of his resentencing, Sandusky asserted his innocence, choked up twice in brief remarks to the judge and told his supporters he loves them.

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