No ruling was made at a hearing Wednesday to discuss if certain subpoenas served by Jerry Sandusky’s defense team should be thrown out by the court.
Agencies including The Second Mile, Centre and Clinton County Children and Youth Services and multiple school districts made motions to have their subpoenas, served to them by the Sandusky defense team, thrown out by the court because the information requested is too broad.
Though Sandusky was not present at the hearing, his attorney Joe Amendola responded to statements made by those subpoenaed that the information Amendola and the Sandusky defense team requested was broad and meant to be kept confidential.
“Any info we get, we will keep in the greatest confidence,” Amendola said. “We will only use it in preparation for trial and court purposes.”
Senior Judge John Cleland said he will likely edit out the parts of the subpoenas he thinks are unnecessary rather than rule that the agencies do not have to provide the documents.
Cleland said he will try to move on whether the subpoenas can be thrown out soon because the court date is so close. Jury selection for the Sandusky case is scheduled to begin June 5.
Also discussed was the motion made by the Sandusky defense team early Wednesday morning to have discovery materials given to the defense by the prosecution in paper copy. The discovery materials were handed over, but they currently can only be viewed using software the Sandusky defense team is not equipped with.
The prosecution said it would offer the help of their professionals to help the Sandusky defense team get the materials they need. This information includes files from the Sandusky home computer as well as phone records taken from the office of the late head football coach Joe Paterno.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, is charged with 52 counts of child sex abuse involving 10 boys he met through the charity he founded for underprivileged children, The Second Mile.