A lawyer for victim 4, as identified in the Grand Jury report, released a statement on behalf of his client following the waiving of Jerry Sandusky's preliminary hearing.
A little over an hour after his client, Jerry Sandusky, waived his right to a preliminary hearing, defense attorney Joe Amendola returned to field questions from media members outside the courthouse. Below is a compilation of quotes and responses he has provided to this point:
Jerry Sandusky has decided to waive his rights to a preliminary hearing. More details will follow.
Jerry Sandusky is facing 52 charges related to the molestation of ten boys dating back to 1994 and as recent as 2009. Today, his preliminary hearing is being held at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, PA. Onward State will be in the courtroom and updating this live blog throughout the day.
For the past month, the all-encompassing Jerry Sandusky scandal has played out in the media. In less than ten hours, it will return to the courtroom for the preliminary hearing. The term "preliminary hearing" should not be mistaken for a trial; however, that does not mean it is in anyway unimportant. Today's proceedings will have a great impact going forward and should set the tone for what is to come.