Officer Wanted ’98 Sandusky Charges

    BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 11: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives to the Centre County Courthouse before the first day of his child sex abuse trial begins on June 11, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    Patrick Smith

    A former Penn State police officer who took the stand Wednesday in the Jerry Sandusky trial said he argued in 1998 that the former football coach be charged, but prosecutors disagreed at the time. Ronald Sheffler testified that he was one of the officers who was hiding in the home of alleged Victim 6 when his mother confronted Sandusky about sexually abusing her son. In court, Sheffler said he heard Sandusky tell the woman, “I wish I could ask forgiveness. I know I can’t get it from you. I wish I were dead.” Several other alleged victims testified Thursday, including Victim 3, who claimed Sandusky made inappropriate advances during showers at Penn State and sleepovers at Sandusky’s house. A judge said the prosecution is expected to complete their case today.

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