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Jury begins deliberations in Sandusky case
 
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse: The jury is set to begin deliberations on the 51 counts against Sandusky in the child sex-abuse case.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse: The jury is set to begin deliberations on the 51 counts against Sandusky in the child sex-abuse case.
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After seven days of testimony, and closing arguments from both sides, the jury in the child sexual abuse case against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky began deliberations Thursday. Eight victims testified that Sandusky sexually abused them, and while the defendant's wife Dottie took the stand to support her husband, Sandusky did not take the stand himself, though he has repeatedly denied the allegations. If he is convicted, Sandusky could spend the rest of his life in prison. He is charged with 48 counts (four counts were recently dropped) related to alleged abuses against the boys over a 15-year period.

 

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