Judge recuses himself from Jerry Sandusky resentencing case

BELLEFONTE, PA - AUGUST 12: Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse to appeal his child sex abuse conviction on August 12, 2016 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was facing a prison sentence for his conviction in June, 2012 on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. — The judge handling Jerry Sandusky’s resentencing has recused himself from the case.

Judge John Foradora signed the order Wednesday.

On Monday, Senior Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Buck and Alexander Lindsay, counsel for Sandusky, signed a stipulation asking for Judge Foradora to recuse himself. Both parties asked for the judge to recuse himself after the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General initiated an action in August that involved a matter “separate, distinct and wholly unrelated” to the Sandusky case.

No further details related to the matter were released.

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