Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Joe Amendola Wants Clearer Abuse Timeframe From Alleged Victims

03/12/2012 04:21 pm ET | Updated Jun 08, 2012

A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky claims prosecutors should provide more details about when and where alleged incidents of sexual abuse took place.

Attorney Joe Amendola said the current charges against the former Penn State football coach are too vague and don't allow him to properly mount a defense.

In some instances, there is a six-year window for when an alleged instance of abuse took place, Amendola said according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Without being more specific, Amendola says it's nearly impossible to determine if his client has an alibi.

"I think it's fundamentally unfair to Mr. Sandusky's due process rights and his chance to have a fair trial," Amendola said during a hearing in a Centre County courthouse on Monday, the Inquirer reported.

If the prosecution can't come up with a more specific timeframe, Amendola said the victims should remember more circumstances.

"Was it a home game? Was it an away game?" Amendola said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Without more details, Amendola said he'll ask the judge to dismiss the charges against Sandusky, who was arrested in November on 40 criminal counts.

Deputy attorney general Joseph E. McGettigan III said the victims' young age at the time of the alleged crimes and the brutal nature of the events limit his ability to be more specific, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette .

Sandusky, 68, was not in court for the pre-trial hearing.

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