The authorities informed the media that a senior judge, Robert E. Scott, has been named to preside over a hearing for accused child molester and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Robert E. Scott, aged 74, is a veteran judge from Westmoreland County, more than 100 miles southwest of Center County. A jurist since 1964, he is retired but still available to hear cases.
Leslie Dutchcot, the original judge was replaced after she allowed Sandusky to go free on a $100,000 unrestricted bond after his arrest on November 5 after it emerged that she had donated to The Second Mile and volunteered for the group, according to media reports. The preliminary hearing for Sandusky, who has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period, is scheduled for December 7.
The Penn State university announced that David Joyner, a graduate of Penn State and a member of its board of trustees will take over responsibility for the athletic department, which has been rocked by the allegations against Sandusky.
Report by Anupama