Monthly Archives: December 2011

Defense attorney Floyd P. Jones died Dec. 21

He often looked like he slept in the suit he came to court in. His tie, usually hanging out of a pocket before trial, appeared to be an afterthought. The comb-over didn’t add anything toward a professional appearance. But under … Continue reading

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Live coverage from court

Each day, Rick Lee gives live updates on York County’s criminal and civil court systems in the Cover It Live below, where you can also share your questions and comments for Rick.

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Why Sandusky is entitled to bail

Following former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest arrest on more sexual child abuse charges, I was being asked, “Why don’t they just keep him in jail?” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jenn Russell, of the York County District Attorney’s Office, has … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse victims have until age 50 to file a complaint

I had to reach out to current and former child abuse prosecutors to decipher the commonwealth’s statute of limitations on sexual offenses committed against minors. They agreed that the current law, most recently amended in 2008, gives the commonwealth authority … Continue reading

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Local Penn State grad one of Sandusky case prosecutors

You’ve seen her name in the plethora of stories about former Penn State coach and accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky. But before Jonelle Eshbach, an 11-year veteran prosecutor with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, was assigned to a case with nationwide … Continue reading

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Court coverage, Friday, Dec. 9

Today, I’m chasing a local angle to the Jerry Sandusky case, trying to get some questions answered about the current statute of limitations on sexual offenses against children and will answer the question repeatedly put to me this week, “Why … Continue reading

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Toni’s reasons why voters should know how to spell Michael Helfrich

Battling for her seat on York City Council, Toni Smith is asking for a recount of Michael Helfrich’s write-in votes. As it stands, Helfrich ended with six more votes than Smith. In her petition to recount the votes, Smith is … Continue reading

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Heard in court at Sinhue Johnson’s competency hearing

York County Judge Richard K. Renn was questioning Dr. Joseph Buzogany, a forensic pathologist who had examined Johnson and found him to be incompetent to stand trial. Johnson, 47, is facing five third-degree felony child endangerment charges for allegedly hiding … Continue reading

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