Judge refuses to toss Sandusky sex abuse charges
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves with attorney Joe Amendola after jury selection was completed for Sandusky's trial on child sexual abuse charges, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 6, 2012. / AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - On the eve of the Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial the Pennsylvania judge overseeing the trial has denied a request to have the charges dismissed.
Judge John Cleland's three-paragraph order issued on Friday 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 not 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.
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