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Sandusky's Lawyer: Guilty Plea Possible


The lawyer for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky has told a newspaper that, if more victims keep coming forward a guilty plea is possible.

Highly-criticized attorney Joseph Amendola – who let his client do a television interview with NBC last month – made the new remarks to the Harrisburg Patriot-News for Thursday's edition.

Amendola first claimed that Sandusky, the former Penn State football assistant coach charged with molesting eight boys, is completely innocent and falsely accused.

But Amendola told the Patriot-News he may have to talk to Sandusky about a plea deal, saying, "That could happen if more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes fighting against more than the original allegations might be a real uphill battle."

Those remarks were made on the same day that the first in what might be many civil lawsuits was filed against Sandusky, who Amendola said maintains his innocence.

The alleged victim, known only as "John Doe," says Sandusky abused him more than 100 times in a Penn State locker room, while on trips to Philadelphia, and at Sandusky's home.

This accuser is not one of the eight victims named in the grand jury report. But his lawyer says his client is no different from any of the other victims.

This new accuser is now 29-years-old. He says he filed the civil suit because he doesn't want other kids to be hurt. But he has not filed a criminal complaint.

Also on Wednesday, Penn State's new president spoke at a televised campus town hall meeting in State College.

Rod Erickson is promising to raise the visibility of ethics at the university.

The scandal has already cost several people their jobs and reputations, including legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

Erickson told the students that his door is always open to them and his email is always available to them as well.

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