Lasch Building Janitor Delivers Testimony [Graphic]
“I will over rule the defense and permit the Commonwealth to present its evidence.”
Those were the words of Judge John Cleland, after hearing arguments about admitting testimony from a colleague of a former janitor at the Lasch football building. The Grand Jury report references Victim 8 — yet to be identified — who was allegedly seen receiving oral sex from Sandusky in the shower by a Lasch building janitor. That janitor has dementia, but Judge Cleland allowed secondhand evidence to be heard from a colleague who was in the building on the night of the alleged abuse.
In the fall of 2000, the janitor said he was planning to clean the shower room when he saw “two pairs of legs.” Later, when he came back to clean the shower, he saw Sandusky and a young boy walking away with wet hair.
After passing the janitor, he testified that Sandusky held the boys hand. The janitor then when back to a work room, where he saw his colleague sitting there “white as a ghost.”
According to the janitor, his colleague said that he saw Sandusky performing oral sex on Victim 8 up against the wall in the shower. “He said — and I don’t really want to say it — he said, ‘He was sucking on his dick’ is what he said.” The janitor said that they took that information to their supervisor, who is expected to testify later this week.
Court was then adjourned an hour earlier than usual. Judge Cleland says that the prosecution is moving faster than anticipated, and that the Commonwealth should be finished presenting evidence by Friday of this week.