The first defense witness in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex-abuse trial says he and other Penn State coaches were present in team showers when the longtime assistant brought young boys into them.
Former assistant coach Dick Anderson said Monday that he never saw anything inappropriate when Sandusky brought boys into locker room showers.
Anderson says it’s also not unusual for him to shower with boys at the YMCA, either.
He also testified about the busy schedule Penn State coaches kept.
Prosecutors rested Monday morning after the mother of one of the alleged victims testified that her son’s underwear would frequently be missing from his laundry. Her son had told jurors Sandusky’s abuse caused him to bleed.
Also Monday, prosecutors withdrew one count against Sandusky, saying the statute he was charged under did not apply at the time of the alleged illegal contact.
That leaves 51 counts involving 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span. Sandusky, whose November arrest led to the ouster of Penn State’s president and the firing of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno, has denied wrongdoing.