There may be more accusers than originally thought in the Penn State University scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with sexually abusing 10 boys, according to court filings.
In legal papers filed on Thursday in Common Pleas Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, a reference to ‘accusers 11 through 17 as well as 18 through an unknown number,’ was made by Sandusky attorney Joseph Amendola.
Sandusky, 68, is charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys, identified only as Victims 1-10.
New numbers: Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator, has been charged with sexual abuse involving 10 boys that could soon, according to new documents, rise
He has pleaded not guilty and is under house arrest. His trial is due to start in June.
The reference to additional accusers was made in letters Amendola wrote to prosecutors. The letters were filed ahead of a hearing on Wednesday before Judge John Cleland in Bellefonte regarding subpoenas filed by the defense.
Prosecutors have accused Amendola of improperly using subpoena powers to go on a ‘fishing expedition’ for information that can help Sandusky with his defense.