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Jerry Sandusky To Appear In Court Today

Jerry Sandusky and his defense team will attend court proceedings in Bellefonte this morning in an effort to change his bail conditions. Sandusky has expressed interest in being able to visit and communicate with his eleven grandchildren — all under the age of 18 — and to be able to leave his house to visit with his lawyers in preparation for his defense. Sandusky is currently forbidden from interacting with minors and is under house arrest monitored by an ankle bracelet.

The prosecution will also attend the proceedings with an objective of their own. The Commonwealth has requested an out-of-county jury to preside over the upcoming trial to avoid bias from the heavy media coverage in the area. They are also seeking to place more restrictions on Sandusky’s house arrest after area residents voiced concerned about Sandusky sitting on his porch, outside the walls of his home, which overlooks the playground of an elementary school only hundreds of yards away.

The trial has not been scheduled yet.

The request submitted by Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola for the modification of bail conditions is posted here, and the prosecutions request for change of venire can be found here.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Centre County Courthouse. For live updates from inside the courtroom this morning, be sure to follow @OnwardState, @KevinHornePSU, and @RBecklerPSU.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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