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Investigators, Civil Attorney Testify

Following a short recess, Joe Amendola played another defense angle, as he tried to prove that some of the accusers are in it for money.

A tape was played between Ben Andreozzi the civil attorney for Victim 4 — two investigators, and Victim 4 himself. On the tape, the investigators were heard questioning Victim 4 about his relationship with Sandusky, often pressing him to divulge more information when he seemed reluctant. “It’s been extremely uncomfortable for [Victim 4] from day 1. Jerry was a father figure to him,” said Andreozzi.

“I’m going to be honest — there is potential for a civil suit,” Andreozzi said.

Additionally, two investigators were recalled about interviews they had with the alleged victims before Sandusky was arrested. Karl Rominger accused the investigators of holding pre-recorded sessions with Victim 4. One investigator admitted that this happened “maybe once” although he couldn’t recall. The other investigator denied it altogether.

We are now in a one hour lunch recess. As Joe Amendola put it, “Your honor, if the court says it’s time for a lunch break, then I would say it’s time well spent.”

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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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