Joe Amendola

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sandusky Arrives For Hearing In Fairness Of Trial; Lawyers Unprepared

The judge who sentenced Jerry Sandusky to at least 30 years in prison will hear his lawyers and prosecutors argue over whether the former Penn State assistant football coach got a fair trial.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Matt Sandusky Abuse Beyond Statute Of Limitations

This case is finally with the jury. Unfortunately, no matter the verdict, the atrocities that Jerry Sandusky committed will never go away.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Sandusky’s Adopted Son Was Ready To Testify Against Him

The report says the prosecution warned the defense that they would call Matt Sandusky to the stand as a rebuttal witness if the defense called Jerry Sandusky to testify.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Possible Reasons For Sandusky Not Testifying

I’ve sat through dozens of trials of child sexual abusers, child murderers and child batterers. There are no two alike.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: After All That, Sandusky Didn’t Testify?

The whole point of Jerry Sandusky going to trial against a mountain of evidence was to take an all-in stab at a small chance of victory.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Mike McQueary in 2005. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Sandusky Defense Tries To Undercut McQueary

The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial sought to undercut testimony from a former graduate assistant who told jurors he saw the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abusing a boy inside a football facility shower.

670 The Score–06/20/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Discrepancy In Investigators’ Testimony Not Fatal

When we do forensic interviews of child sexual abuse victims, it is occasionally necessary to tell the child that other people have come forward, other people have already told what happened.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Jerry and Dottie Sandusky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jerry Sandusky’s Wife Takes Witness Stand, Reiterates Husband’s Innocence

Jerry Sandusky’s wife testified Tuesday that she remembers most of the men who told a jury that her husband sexually abused them, but she said he never had inappropriate contact with them as boys.

670 The Score–06/19/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Sandusky Defense Digging Bigger Hole

Time for Joe Amendola to defend the indefensible. He had a bad day in opening arguments and his cross examination of the first witness. If anything, Monday might have been worse.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Jerry Sandusky sits in a car after a court hearing. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: Sandusky Jury Doesn’t Need To Hear From Experts

Media pundits were wondering why the prosecution isn’t calling a psychiatrist specializing in pedophiles to explain Sandusky’s behavior. Some people in social media were wondering why the victims didn’t come forward sooner.

670 The Score–06/13/2012

Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County court house Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: No Way Sandusky Victims Are Lying

Amendola opened with typical defense attorney tactics. In this case, they were complete nonsense.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Victim 1 Tearfully Details Sandusky Abuse

The teenager whose report of sexual abuse spawned a grand jury investigation into Jerry Sandusky has told jurors that a guidance counselor didn’t initially believe him because the former Penn State assistant football coach has a “heart of gold.”

670 The Score–06/12/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Alleged Victims’ Photos, Graphic Details Revealed As Sandusky Trial Starts

Jerry Sandusky’s trial in the Penn State scandal opened in graphic fashion Monday with the first witness testifying that the retired coach molested him in the locker-room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Gerald Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

3 Jurors Picked For Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Trial

Three of the 16 jurors and alternates needed for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial were selected Tuesday morning as the high-profile case got under way in earnest after months of legal wrangling and intense publicity.

670 The Score–06/05/2012

Jerry Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sandusky’s Lawyer Wants Sex-Abuse Trial Postponed

Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer on Wednesday asked for a delay in the former Penn State assistant football coach’s child sex-abuse trial, saying he needed more time to prepare and that he was still waiting for disclosure of prosecution material.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandusky Takes Stand Over Request For Local Jury

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s request for greater freedom of movement — and for visits from his young grandchildren — while he awaits trial on child sex-abuse charges was taken under advisement by a judge Friday, but prosecutors countered that Sandusky’s home isn’t a safe place for children.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandusky To Learn Names Of 10 Alleged Victims

Pennsylvania prosecutors say they’ll tell Jerry Sandusky the names of the 10 young men identified as victims of sex abuse allegedly at his hands by the end of the week.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Jerry Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sandusky’s Lawyer Inadvertently Plugs Gay Sex Line

In the midst of a day-long media blitz Tuesday, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer gave his client’s skeptics some advice he probably wishes he could take back.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Jerry Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

No Plea Talks On Eve Of Sandusky hearing

A lawyer says no plea talks are under way on the eve of Tuesday’s preliminary hearing in the Penn State child sex-abuse case.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Jerry Sandusky's house in University Park, Penn. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sandusky’s Wife Angry Over ‘False Accusations’

Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, released a public statement Thursday afternoon through attorney Joseph Amendola.

670 The Score–12/08/2011

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