Transcript for Sandusky Angers Accusers in New Interview
The child sex scandal at Penn state university is back in the headlines tonight after those bombshell comments from former coach Jerry sandusky to New York Times. It's his second major interview and ABC news now has exclusive reporting. His public comments are -- his accusers and raising questions about his defense strategy. ABC's Jim -- is on the case. Jerry sandusky may soon face his accusers. Prosecutors plan and calling all eight alleged victims to testify at next week's preliminary hearing. ABC news has learned from sources close to the case. That sandusky second high profile interview as so incensed his accusers they are anxious to tell their stories. First he serial -- abuse my client. And then EST here sand -- denied that he did those things. -- -- he told the New York Times over the weekend he's being turned into a monster by prosecutors who are mistaking fatherly affection for sexual abuse. I did. Do those things. But when -- yet another chance to answer this simple question of whether he is sexually attracted to children the former coach needed off camera coach. If I say. No monetary -- was. That's not the truth because. I'm attracted to young people boys girls. -- -- I -- that's what those trends in enjoys spending time with -- on Q I enjoy spending time with people. After two major on camera fumbles many wonder why the former football coaches talking at all I think people get used to the fact. That the actions to lay Jure response to question. And that's the way he gives answers a legitimate but risky strategy say critics. He kept looking away he would make eye contact he was fidgeting his legs his hands were moving -- about. And those are potential signs of deception that investigators look for. A strategy -- -- is having trouble pulling off. Jim Avila ABC news New York. ABC's legal analyst Dan Abrams as he is here and then you saw us and that's easily try to defend the strategy I don't get well look I. I hold lawyer responsible to some degree meaning it's the lawyer who should be taking -- through all the questions and then doing a cost benefit analysis and saying he's this worked -- -- -- -- give new wants answers as to the definition of attraction. Aunt provide fodder for prosecutors to use later as well as -- set the victims you've got to say. How could it didn't work so this and you can help even if it keeps and asking off the stand eventually. I don't think it will I mean I don't think he would take the stand but but this awarded in her view because it wasn't particularly helpful. Is not going to prevent him from taking a stand I don't find that those kinds of interviews in an effort to poison the jury pool tend to work on -- in names thanks very much.
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