Jerry Sandusky‘s list of victims is continuing to grow and it may eventually reach a tipping point. Sandusky may soon have to face the possibility that cutting a deal with the prosecution is in his best interests.
Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, could recommend that Sandusky consider a plea deal if more and more victims continue to come forward, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
“If more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes [he’s] fighting against more than the original allegations [it] might be a real uphill battle,” Amendola is quoted as saying.
However, that doesn’t mean that Sandusky is willing to admit that he’s guilty of the crimes he’s accused of.
“Bottom line, Jerry has always maintained his innocence, from the first allegation, and continues to maintain innocence,” Amendola proclaims. “What happens with any additional charges which may be filed remains to be seen.”
So far, at least four new victims have come forward since Sandusky’s arrest, including one not included in the grand jury report that is suing Sandusky in civil court. But for now, his resolve is strong despite the growing list of alleged victims.
“We have defenses to all of them,” says Amendola.
Amdendola later clarified his remarks, stressing that he and his client would only consider a plea deal if additional charges are filed. Until then, it seems they will continue their defense as planned.