Sandusky wife defends his contact with young boys

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Associated Press

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 19 at 11:01 PM

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial says the case remains on track for defense testimony to likely conclude Wednesday morning, closing statements Thursday morning and deliberations to begin that afternoon.

It remains unclear whether the former Penn State assistant football coach will take the stand in his own defense.

On Tuesday, Sandusky's wife took the witness stand to defend her husband against charges he sexually abused boys in their home and on Penn State's campus.

Dottie Sandusky said she remembered most but not all of the eight men who have accused her husband of abusing them as children. She told jurors she did not see him have inappropriate contact with them over the years they visited the couple's home or traveled with them.

Jurors also heard police investigators contradict themselves and psychological experts duel over evaluations of the defendant.

Sandusky is charged with dozens of criminal counts related to 10 boys over a 15-year span. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

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