The defense for Jerry Sandusky rested its case today. Sandusky is the former Penn State University assistant football coach that has been accused by multiple children of sexual abuse. Although the defense contended that Sandusky would testify, they elected to keep him off of the stand, which may be a good idea considering his past statements made regarding the case.
Sandusky, 68, is charged with 51 counts of abuse against 10 boys over the course of 15 years. If convicted, he will face more than 500 years in prison. Eight accusers, from 18 to 28, testified for the prosecution last week, describing the molestation suffered at the hands of Sandusky. This included oral and anal sex.
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of the accused testified that she had never witnessed her husband being inappropriate with children. Also testifying was a psychologist that contended that Sandusky suffers from “histrionic personality disorder” which is characterized by attention seeking and inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior.
Despite the notion that Sandusky is a victim and that he cannot control himself, the jury will probably have an easy time sending the former coach to prison. The closing arguments are expected tomorrow and then it is in the jury’s hands. This decision may not be a tough one to come to and it probably won’t take that long.