Sandusky judge orders Kane to testify about possible leaks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The judge handling Jerry Sandusky’s appeal has ordered Attorney General Kathleen Kane to testify under oath about possible leaks of secret grand jury materials in the case.

Judge John Cleland ordered Kane to appear at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Cleland had ordered Kane to provide any information she might have about possible leaks. Her spokesman said the attorney general delivered the materials under seal as requested Wednesday morning.

In his order, Cleland said Kane reported she has “no knowledge at this time of any email that proves such a leak.” He said he ordered Kane to testify under oath because she was told to provide “any information of which she is aware to support her conclusion.”

Kane last Wednesday issued a public statement in which she accused Judge Barry Feudale, the presiding judge over several statewide investigative grand juries, of orchestrating a leak of sealed Supreme Court documents.

“The seriousness of this reckless breach of sealed Supreme Court documents, orchestrated by the presiding judge of a state investigative grand jury, with attorneys and the very reporters who have covered some of the Sandusky, Computergate, and Bonusgate cases, cannot be overstated,” Kane said in the statement.

Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, is appealing his conviction on more than 40 child sexual abuse charges.

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