BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case is denying a request to have the charges dismissed on the eve of his trial.
Judge John Cleland issued a three-paragraph order on Friday that means all 52 charges remain in effect with opening statements to start Monday.
Sandusky’s attorney wanted all charges thrown out or at least a hearing to see if some charges were supported by sufficient facts.
The retired assistant Penn State football coach is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span. He denies the allegations.
A panel of seven women and five men was selected during two days of jury selection earlier this week.