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.