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Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial has cost Pennsylvana taxpayers $56,000 so far

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(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, PA - Taxpayers have spent close to $56,000 on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial thus far, mostly due to employee overtime, according to Pennsylvania county officials. 

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Taxpayers have been responsible for the majority of costs relating to security supplied by the sheriff's deputies for the two week long trial and other pretrial court dates, in addition to the meals and lodging for the jurors who convicted Sandusky of abusing 10 boys, report Centre County commissioners.

The Centre Daily Times reports that the current tab is $55,930, however, the cost is expected to rise as Sandusky still has not been sentenced.

The county will seek reimbursement from the state attorney general's office, says Centre County Administrator, Tim Boyde, but taxpayers will still be footing the bill even if the attorney general's office offers a reimbursement.

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