Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Says Plea Deal Possible If More Victims Emerge

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Thursday December 1st, 2011

Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joseph Amendola, believes he may have to talk to his client about pleading guilty to charges of child sex abuse amidst new alleged victims surfacing, The Patriot-News reports.

"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," Amendola told The Patriot-News. "Bottom line, Jerry has always maintained his innocence, from the first allegation, and continues to maintain innocence. What happens with any additional charges which may be filed remains to be seen."

According to the Patriot-News, there have been no official talks about making a plea deal.

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