Lawyer: 6 Sandusky accusers to testify next week

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.

The lawyer says he has information that the six young men who testified before a grand jury will be called to testify next Tuesday. The attorney spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he is trying to ensure his client's identity isn't revealed publicly.

Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years. He has denied the charges.

Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office, says prosecutors are ready to present whatever evidence is needed to send the case to trial.