On one hand, if this delay is going to help the case then we're all for it. On the other hand, we don't want a potential predator to be free for longer than he has to be — even by just three weeks.
It's true, the judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case delayed the start of the trial by three weeks to early June.
The reason is "to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen."
Some of the fears are that the defense is claiming that some allegations were not sufficiently specific, and that others lacked evidence and the statute of limitations may have run out in some cases.
Sounds like grasping at straws to us.
The thing is this, though: Sandusky waived a preliminary hearing that would have allowed him to test some of the evidence against him.
Which means when chief deputy attorney general Frank Fina says…:
"He cannot now be heard to complain the information is insufficient, having conceded the ability of the commonwealth to prove each count if submitted to a fact-finder."
… We completely agree with him.
We just want this all to get under way so the victims can find some peace!
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