By Ben Present
Of the Legal Staff
Attorneys representing convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky have 10 days to give a sworn inventory of all the evidence they shared with their own defense team and “any other person or entity,” the judge presiding over the case ruled today.
Presiding Senior Judge John M. Cleland said the materials would be provided to the court and the grand jury’s supervising judge under oath. The June 26 protective order came, in Cleland’s words, after it appeared to be “required to assure the integrity of ongoing criminal investigations.”
It also comes the same day that NBC’s “Today Show” aired a police interview of Matt Sandusky in which the ex-Penn State assistant football coach’s adopted son told police that he, too, was molested by the elder Sandusky.
The order further required that defense counsel not provide any person or entity not on the defense team with any evidence it received from the state that was not made part of the record during Sandusky’s trial.
The grand jury, which handed up two presentments detailing the accounts of the 10 victims Sandusky faced at his trial, continues to investigate further allegations of abuse.
Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse last week and faces life imprisonment.