• Sandusky, lawyers meet with AG's office at Centre County Courthouse


    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A closed-door meeting that included former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, his lawyer, prosecutors and the judge in his child sexual abuse case is over.

    Members of the Sandusky defense team, including Joe Amendola and Karl Rominger, began meeting with members of the Attorney General’s Office and Judge John Cleland around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting ended at 6 p.m.

    There is no word on what the group discussed. No one commented after the Tuesday afternoon meeting ended at the Centre County Courthouse annex in Bellefonte.

    Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle spoke with Amendola's secretary, who confirmed the meeting but said, "I can't say any more."

    Earle said the meeting could possibly be about a plea bargain in the case.

    The final pretrial conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The former Penn State football coach is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys he met through his Second Mile charity for disadvantaged youngsters. Sandusky has denied any wrongdoing.

    Meanwhile, four of the young men alleged to be child sexual abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky asked the judge in his case to prevent their real names from being made public.

    Lawyers for men, referred to as Victims 3, 5 and 7 filed motions Tuesday asking Cleland to prevent identities of alleged victims from being disclosed publicly.

    Lawyers for Victim 4 are asking for a pseudonym to be used for him during the upcoming trial.  

    The lawyers for Victims 3 and 7 said Sandusky's lawyer isn't opposed, but they haven't heard back from state prosecutors.  

    Victim 4's lawyers said his psychologist is worried about what effect disclosure of his name will have on his well-being.

    Jury selection in Sandusky's trial is set to begin Tuesday, June 5, at the courthouse in Bellefonte.

    Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com as details continue to develop.

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