Dottie Sandusky, whose disgraced husband Jerry Sandusky is accused of 52 felony counts of child sex abuse, took the stand in his trial Tuesday afternoon.
Dottie Sandusky has stood by her husband, posting his bail, accompanying him to court and issuing a statement last year that proclaimed his innocence.
Whether her remarks will change the direction of the case is an open question, but her testimony, at least early on, focused on how she and Jerry met.
Jerry Sandusky Trial: Wife to Testify?
One witness has testified that he was attacked the Sanduskys’ basement and tried to cry out for help when Dottie was upstairs, only to be ignored.
Dottie, who is not charged with any crimes, says all the accusers are lying.
Also Tuesday, Sandusky’s attorney closely questioned two Pennsylvania state police investigators about whether they coached Jerry Sandusky accusers.
One of the troopers, Cpl. Joseph Leiter, now retired, acknowledged to lawyer Joe Amendola that he told at least one alleged victim of the former Penn State coach that they “wouldn’t be alone” if they came forward because “there were others.”
Sandusky is accused of molesting 10 children over a 15-year period.
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Dottie Sandusky Testifies at Husband’s Child Sex Abuse Trial