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Sandusky defense likely to begin calling witnesses Monday

Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky case are expected to wrap up when the trial resumes Monday.

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse on December 13, 2011 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was attending a prelininary hearing on charges he sexual abused 10 boys. (Rob Carr/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutors in the Jerry Sandusky case are expected to wrap up when the trial resumes Monday.

CBS News reported it had learned the former Penn State assistant football coach "is expected to testify, according to legal sources inside and outside the courtroom."

CBS' Armen Keteyian said "frankly, being in that courtroom, I would say it would be impossible that he wouldn't try to at least explain his actions... Because he is getting, to use a phrase, crushed inside the courtroom right now."

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According to CNN, Sandusky has been under house arrest and has maintained that his contact with children was not of a sexual nature.

The prosecution called its final witness Thursday, who said Sandusky sodomized him while he stayed at Sandusky's house.

"I don't want to look at him," he said refusing to look at the former Penn State assistant football coach, reported CNN. The boy who is now 18, testified. "There was no fighting against it.

Another accuser, "alleged Victim No. 9" said he screamed from the basement during one incident but believed it was soundproof.

On Thursday, as GlobalPost reported "Ronald Schreffler, a PSU officer from 1972 to 2006, told the court he believed Sandusky acted inappropriately in a shower with an 11-year-old boy in 1998, but that the local prosecutor decided against filing charges, MSNBC reported."

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Sandusky faces 52 counts alleging that he abused at least 10 boys over 15 years.

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