Jerry Sandusky: Report Says Letters to Alleged Victims Will Be Read at Trial

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJune 5, 2012

BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 5: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after jury selection began in his child sex abuse trial on June 5, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Letters allegedly sent from Jerry Sandusky to Victim No. 4 will reportedly be read during testimony at his upcoming trial. 

ABC News reported this development and said "sources close to the case" provided the inside information.

They added that Victim No. 4 is expected to be the first witness to testify against Sandusky. Along with presenting the letters, alleged gifts that Sandusky bestowed upon No. 4 will also be displayed. 

The letters were described in the report as being "intimate love letters" and "creepy," as well as allegedly transcribed in Sandusky's handwriting. Sources told ABC "that one was written in the third person includes a lewd title and is a love story between a boy and a man."

Victim No. 4 met Sandusky through The Second Mile charity and is now 28 years old. He was one of five alleged victims to petition Judge John Cleland to keep his identity under wraps, but the petition was denied. 

The Grand Jury Presentment alleges that Victim No. 4, among other terrible things, was molested by Sandusky on trips with the football team. 

His evidence very well could be the most damning against Sandusky, but he certainly won't be the only victim giving the jury a face to these disgusting allegations. Eight alleged victims are expected to testify against Sandusky. 

Sandusky, the former Penn State coach, is facing 52 counts of child-molestation charges. His trial is scheduled to begin on Monday. Jury selection for the trial began on Tuesday. 

As reports like this come to light, it is safe to say that the prosecution has a significant amount of evidence to support its case. This is bad news for the Sandusky defense team.

It has been speculated that the defense is going to base its case on destroying the credibility of the accusers. The more evidence the prosecution has, the easier it will be for the accusers to come off as credible. 

There is no doubt this trial is going to be a gut-wrenching affair inside the courtroom and a circus outside of it.