With preliminary hearing looming, no plea deal in the works for Sandusky

    A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says no plea talks are under way on the eve of Tuesday’s preliminary hearing in the Penn State abuse case.

    Lawyer Joe Amendola tells The Associated Press there have been no plea negotiations in the ex-coach’s case.
    Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse, involving 10 boys he met through his children’s charity. The 67-year-old Sandusky is the former defensive coordinator of Penn State’s powerhouse football team and the 1-time heir apparent to coach Joe Paterno. The scandal has cost Paterno his job.

    Two other school officials charged with perjury and failure to report abuse face a preliminary hearing Friday in Harrisburg. Amendola says Sandusky is eager to hear from the accusers at Tuesday’s hearing in Bellefonte, near State College.

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