The Jerry Sandusky trial began Monday, and almost immediately became a horrifying account of both Sandusky's alleged serial sexual abuse and the lengths to which the defense will go to defend him.
The latter came when the defense posited that that there will be no victims unless the jury finds Sandusky guilty. The former came in all sorts of ways, notably when the prosecution had an alleged victim of Sandusky's abuse testify that the former Penn State defensive coordinator bought him marijuana.
Victim 4 said #Sandusky took him to buy marijuana. Amendola asked: did he know what it was? Victim 4: I smoked it right in front of him.— abc27 Sandusky Trial (@abc27Sandusky) June 11, 2012
But that wasn't nearly the worst bit of evidence presented against Sandusky on the first day:
#Sandusky contracts given to victim 4 for money in exchange for relationship shown to jurors— Sara Ganim (@sganim) June 11, 2012
Victim 4: when others were around #Sandusky would treat him like his son. When no one was around,he'd treat him like his girlfriend.— abc27 Sandusky Trial (@abc27Sandusky) June 11, 2012
2/2Victim 4: Told the Grand Jury he and Sandusky had engaged in sexual activity over 50 times, a combination of oral sex, etc…"— abc27 Sandusky Trial (@abc27Sandusky) June 11, 2012
And as for the supposed "love letters" Sandusky sent to one of his victims, they're already part of the trial.
In all, Victim 4 testified for about four hours on Monday before court was adjourned at 4:47 p.m. Eastern.
Proceedings will resume at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.