ABC and other media outlets can now request access to evidence and exhibits from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
The order, signed by presiding Judge John Cleland, addressed ABC's request to access photographs of Aaron Fisher, the person referred to in court documents as "Victim 1," that were used during the trial, according to court documents. The photos were requested before the first public interview with Fisher, which ABC aired in late October, and both Fisher and his mother approved.
According to court documents, the ruling for ABC will not set a precedent for other media outlets or rulings for access to evidence, as each request will be reviewed on an individual basis. Hard copies of each exhibit can be picked up at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, according to court documents.
Both the prosecution and the defense will have the opportunity to object to the dissemination of any pieces of evidence to a specific organization, according to court documents.
The former assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse in late June and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in October.