Sandusky appeal focuses on Victim 2's conflicting statements

BY foxsports • August 22, 2016

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky's lawyers are focusing on conflicting statements from a man who settled a child sex abuse claim with Penn State but didn't testify at Sandusky's criminal trial.

The second day of an appeal hearing for the former defensive coach on Monday included testimony from a lawyer who represents the man who says he is Victim 2 and was seen being abused by Sandusky in a shower.

Victim 2 and one other victim didn't testify during the 2012 trial, while eight others did.

Attorney Andrew Shubin says he believes his client is Victim 2 but won't say whether he ever tried to hide the man's whereabouts from prosecutors or investigators.

Retired Cpl. Joseph Leiter says that shortly before Sandusky was arrested, the man denied to him that Sandusky abused him.