Jerry Sandusky Trial: Jury asks to rehear testimony, adopted son also accuses Sandusky of sexual abuse
The jury, which includes nine people with close ties to PSU, made the request of Judge John Cleland on Thursday evening, more than seven hours after they began their deliberations.
Cleland told the jurors that McQueary's testimony was about two hours in length and Dranov's was about 20 minutes long and suggested they revisit the McQueary testimony Friday.
Meanwhile, just hours after the jury began its deliberations, lawyers for Matt Sandusky, one of Sandusky's six adopted children, issued a statement alleging that Sandusky abused him.
"During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse," Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici said in the statement. "At Matt's request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators.
Like most of his alleged victims, Matt Sandusky, 33, met the former Penn State coach through "The Second Mile," his charity for at-risk youth. According to The Patriot-News, Sandusky adopted the boy - who had been in trouble with the law - when he was 18, but was a foster parent to him for several years before.
According to the newspaper, Matt Sandusky's biological mother, complained in 1996 that Sandusky was "stalking" her son. When allegations against Sandusky were revealed in November 2011, Jill Jones successfully obtained a restraining order forbidding the children from sleeping over at their grandparents' home. The paper reports that she alleged Sandusky had "inappropriately touched" her son.
Around the same time, details emerged that Matt Sandusky had attempted suicide just four months after first going to live with the couple in 1995.
Meanwhile, Travis Weaver, a man suing Jerry Sandusky, told NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" that Sandusky abused him more than 100 times over four years starting in 1992 when he was 10.
Weaver, 30, was named as John Doe in the lawsuit filed in Philadelphia in November.
Sequestered during deliberations, the jury has likely been unaware of these developments.
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