Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer requests charges to be dismissed

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky is asking a judge to dismiss charges against the former Penn State assistant football coach.

The catch-all pretrial filing Thursday comes less than two months before Sandusky is due to go on trial for more than 50 criminal counts that allege sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years.

Sandusky says that some charges aren’t specific enough, and that in other cases the statute of limitations has run out.

The pretrial motion is standard in Pennsylvania criminal cases and is normally followed by a response from the prosecutors. The judge may then schedule oral arguments to hash out any remaining disputes.

The 68-year-old Sandusky is confined to his home while he awaits trial and has denied the allegations. He’s also asking the judge to delay the trial.

Source: Associated Press

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