Penn State Scandal: New Judge Assigned To Sandusky Case, According To Report

The judge in the Jerry Sandusky trial has been replaced. Robert E. Scott will take over the case from Leslie Dutchot, who volunteered for Sandusky's charity and reportedly benefitted from a fund-raiser thrown by a Second Mile official. Dutchot came under scrutiny after she set Sandusky's bail at $100,000 and didn't order him to wear an ankle monitor after prosecutors requested that his bail be set at $500,000 and be monitored. 

BREAKING: A new judge -- Robert E. Scott, of Westmoreland County -- has been assigned to the #Sandusky case. #PSUCharges
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According to a story at Pennlive.com, Dutchot did not volunteer extensively with Second Mile and never had any personal contact with Sandusky. Still, a Pennsylvania lawmaker requested that a superior court judge look into a potential conflict of interest. It's unclear if Rep. Mike Vereb's request to Justice Ronald Castille played any part in the decision to change judges in the Sandusky trial.

For the Penn State angle on this story, be sure to check out Black Shoe Diaries

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