A psychologist called by the defense this morning testified that Pete Newman was not a pedophile, but was a victim of "repressed homosexual urges."
The psychologist added that those urges manifested themselves in Newman's behavior with young boys, behavior that has him facing sentencing on seven felony charges, facing charges in Colorado, and possibly even more charges in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and other states.
Though a prosecution psychologist noted that Newman's future behavior cannot be predicted and that there is a large rate of repeat offenders for this type of crime, the defense psychologist indicated that if Newman's homosexual urges could be resolved, he would never offend again.
KY3 reports that testimony has been completed in the Pete Newman sentencing hearing and that a brief recess was called at 12:15 p.m.
The judge is expected to render his decision after the recess.