Sandusky waives preliminary hearing

    Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a courthouse in Pennsylvania where he’ll face his accusers in the child sex-abuse case against him.

    Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a span of 15 years. A judge will decide if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the case to trial.

    Update, 9 a.m. Sandusky has waived his preliminary hearing, the Patriot-News reports. He’s out on $250,000 bail and is wearing an ankle monitor. Contact with minors is prohibited.

     

     

    The 67-year-old Sandusky acknowledges showering with boys but says he didn’t molest them and vows to fight the charges. Investigators say he met the boys through a charity he founded to help troubled children.

    As Penn State’s longtime defensive coordinator, he was the one-time heir apparent to Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky unexpectedly retired in 1999.

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