The defense brought up several "common sense" facts, like how none of the boys stepped up until years after their abuse, or how police might have goaded them into accusations.
The defense said:
"You have to believe he was the boldest perpetrator in history, taking these kids out, showering with them in front of other coaches. It doesn’t add up. It makes no sense, absolutely no sense."
When it came to the prosecution, their closing statement poked holes in the defenses entire case as a whole.
The prosecutor said:
"You always have to accuse the victims, and you always have to allege a conspiracy. The great thing about conspiracy theories… they collapse of their own weight."
The defense eventually fired back:
"Out of the blue, after all these years when Jerry is in his mid-50's he decides to become a pedophile. Does that make sense?"
Then the defense went on and on about all the good he has done for kids over the years.
The prosecution responded:
"Is that supposed to insulate you from responsibility for your crimes, that you’ve done some good in your life?"
We'd agree that no, no matter how much good you've done, sex crimes (especially against children) are unforgivable.
Now it's in the jury's hands as they begin deliberation.
Justice is coming.
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