Jerry Sandusky's wife says her husband never had inappropriate contact with the boys who stayed at their home. Dottie Sandusky
took the stand Tuesday in her husband's child sex abuse trial. (June 19)
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[Location - Date:Bellefone, Pa][Source:Pool][VO:]DEFENSE LAWYERS CALLED DOTTIE SANDUSKY TO THE WITNESS STAND TUESDAY, HIGHLIGHTING A BUSY DAY IN THE JERRY SANDUSKY TRIAL.[Source:Pool]MRS. SANDUSKY HAS STOOD BY HER HUSBAND, POSTING HIS BAIL, ACCOMPANYING HIM TO COURT PROCEEDINGS AND ISSUING A STATEMENT IN DECEMBER THAT PROCLAIMED HIS INNOCENCE. SHE IS NOT CHARGED IN THE CASE.[Source:Pool]EARLIER A PSYCHOLOGIST TESTIFYING FOR THE DEFENSE SAYS HE DIAGNOSED SANDUSKY WITH HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER, A DISORDER CHARACTERIZED BY EXCESSIVE EMOTIONALITY AND ATTENTION SEEKING. [Source:AP]DR. CAROL BERNSTEIN, IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AT NYU, EXPLAINS THE DISORDER.[Source:AP][SOT/:Dr. Carol Bernstein/Associate Professor of Psychiatry]"People who have Histrionic Personality Disorder can be said to believe they are engaged in relationships that they believe are much more intimate than they actually are." [Source:Pool]THE DEFENSE HOPES TO CONVINCE JURORS THAT THE DISORDER COULD EXPLAIN SANDUSKY'S LETTERS AND OTHER INTERACTION THAT PROSECUTORS ALLEGE SHOWS HIS GROOMING OF VICTIMSSANDUSKY'S DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SUGGESTED IN THEIR QUESTIONING TUESDAY THAT INVESTIGATORS SHARED DETAILS WITH ACCUSERS, PLANTING THE SEEDS OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS' EVOLVING ACCOUNTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE. [Source:Aggie Kenny]LEAD DEFENSE ATTORNEY JOE AMENDOLA HAD SHARP QUESTIONS FOR TWO STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS WHO INTERVIEWED THE ALLEGED VICTIMS. [Source:Aggie Kenny]AMENDOLA ASKED RETIRED CPL. JOSEPH LEITER IF INVESTIGATORS TOLD INTERVIEWEES ABOUT OTHERS WHO HAD STEPPED FORWARD.[Source:Aggie Kenny]LEITER ADMITTED THAT THEY DID IN SOME CASES, TO LET POSSIBLE VICTIMS KNOW THEY WERE NOT ALONE.[Source:Pool]SANDUSKY IS CHARGED WITH 51 CRIMINAL COUNTS RELATED TO 10 ALLEGED VICTIMS OVER A 15-YEAR SPAN. HE'S ACCUSED OF ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL SEXUAL CONTACT RANGING FROM FONDLING TO FORCED ORAL AND ANAL SEX.[Source:Pool]WHEN ASKED IF THE FORMER PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH WILL TESTIFY ON HIS BEHALF, AMENDOLA HAD A MESSAGE FOR THE PRESS.[Source:Pool][SOT/:Joe Amendola/Jerry Sandusky's Attorney]"stay tuned, come on its like a soap, you have to wait and see. If you know the answers it takes all of the excitement out of it."[Source:Pool]THE PROSECUTION RESTED THEIR CASE ON MONDAY, THE JURY COULD GET THE CASE ON THURSDAY.