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08/15/2012 08:56 am ET

Jerry Sandusky Abuse Trial Costs Centre County Taxpayers $55,930

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- County officials say taxpayers have spent nearly $56,000 on the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse trial so far this year, most of it on employee overtime.

Centre County commissioners say the bulk of the cost is associated with security supplied by sheriff's deputies for the two-week trial and other pretrial court dates.

The county also paid for meals and lodgings for the jurors who convicted Sandusky of abusing 10 boys, including some on Penn State's campus.

The Centre Daily Times reports the current tab is $55,930. But Sandusky still must be sentenced, so the cost is expected to rise.

Centre County Administrator Tim Boyde says the county will seek reimbursement from the state attorney general's office.

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