Trooper Scott Rossman said he began his work on investigation in May or June of 2009. He said he interviewed six accusers and Mike McQueary. The trooper said that after new reports in March 2011, the accusers gave more information to police than they gave initially.
Rossman said he interviewed Accuser #4 and there is at least one recording of the interviews with that accuser. Rossman said he was "just trying to seek truth out of individual" and it's a "very uncomfortable subject for any individual." He continued that he "felt more (people) were forth coming after talking to you" and "some became very defensive" during questioning.
Another trooper, Joseph Leiter, said he began his work on the case in January of 2011 and that he interviewed six accusers and Mike McQueary. Leiter said that more accusers came out with more information as the interviewing process kept going. Leiter said that he told accusers that there were other possible victims. He said, "(The accusers) were very injured, very concerned, we told them prior to Grand Jury that they weren't alone, there were others."
Overall, Amendola is trying to discredit Accuser #4. Leiter said that Accuser #4 had a difficult time coming forward and that there was one interview when he curled up on his sofa and refused to speak to police. Leiter said that he never gave a specific number of accusers to Ben Andriozzi, the lawyer for Accuser #4 during an interview. A recorded interview conversation says that Leiter told Accuser #4 that nine possible victims may be part of the investigation.
The court will hear this recording shortly.
The court also heard from Lance Mehl, a former Penn State defensive end and linebacker. Mehl played between 1976 and 1979 with the New York Jets and is currently a probation officer in Ohio. Mehl spoke as a character witness and said that people looked up to Sandusky.
The court also heard from two other character witnesses before a break around 9:30. The first was John Wetzler, a Bellefonte social studies teacher. The second was another former Second Mile participant who said that Sandusky helped her get into college.
On the trial timeline, the Judge said that tentatively, Wednesday the Defense will rap up its case and Thursday will be closing arguments. Then, the jury could get the case and will be sequestered for deliberation.