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Sandusky child sex abuse trial turns to defence case, possible testimony by himself

FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the first day of his trial in Bellefonte, Pa. He is accused of 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. After a gripping, emotionally laden four days of testimony that saw eight men from 18 to 28 years old tell jurors that Sandusky sexually abused them as children, the former Penn State assistant football coach will likely get to tell his side of the story this week. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 18, 2012 - 7:53 AM

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The defence is about to take centre stage in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial, and that could include the defendant himself taking the stand.

Prosecutors could rest their case Monday.

The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach faces dozens of counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, allegations he denies. The scandal has rocked one of the country's most storied sports programs.

Jurors have heard from eight young men who say he sexually abused them as children.

Sandusky's lawyer has suggested that the former coach may testify, but that's a risk defence lawyers are normally reluctant to take.

Another potential witness is Sandusky's wife, Dottie, who's been sequestered since the trial began a week ago.

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