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Psychologist to examine Sandusky
 
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, accused of sexually assaulting several children, said in an interview Monday that while he enjoys the company of children, he is not a pedophile.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, accused of sexually assaulting several children, said in an interview Monday that while he enjoys the company of children, he is not a pedophile.
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is on trial for 52 counts of alleged sex abuse against young boys, will undergo a psychological examination Sunday. The evaluation is the result of a court order Friday allowing the defense to introduce testimony on whether Sandusky suffers from a disorder. In a motion, Sandusky's lawyers said the content of letters written by the defendant to alleged victims may be a result of histrionic personality disorder, which causes people to "act in a very emotional and dramatic way that draws attention to themselves." The exam is not expected to the delay the trial, which is set to resume Monday. 

 

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