Jerry Sandusky Trial: Joe Amendola Makes Closing Arguments

Joe Amendola, the lead attorney for Jerry Sandusky, has wrapped up his closing arguments in the sexual assault trial against the former Penn State coach. In his arguments, Amendola questioned the credibility of his client's accusers and claimed that the first victim set off a chain reaction that caused other children who were, in the opinion of Amendola, not actually assaulted by Sandusky to come forward.

"We believe there was a push when [alleged victim No. 1] came forward. This is a public figure. Let's see if we can get more kids. Let's see if we can move forward ... If he's such a monster, why didn't they arrest him in 2008? They didn't feel comfortable charging him until they had enough."

This is certainly an interesting argument by Amendola. It's not exactly uncommon for police to wait to arrest someone until they feel they have enough to make a case against them.

Amendola also questioned why, if his client is a serial pedophile, he was not accused of anything until the late 1990s. Sandusky is 68-years-old, and Amendola asked whether "Mr. Sandusky out of the blue becomes a pedophile? [It] doesn't make sense."

The prosecution will now present its closing arguments, and the jury is expected to go into deliberation on Thursday afternoon.

For more on the Sandusky trial, head to Black Shoe Diaries and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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