Judge denies motions to toss Sandusky sex charges

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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.