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Judge in Jerry Sandusky case hears pretrial arguments

Jerry Sandusky in February AP Photo

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sits in the back seat of his attorney's car as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Dec. 13, 2011.
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Dec. 13, 2011.
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(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments but opted not to rule immediately on how much information former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should get in advance of his trial on child sex abuse charges.

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Judge John Cleland gave no indication when he'd rule on Monday's arguments concerning the "bill of particulars" about the 10 purported victims that the attorney general's office provided Sandusky's attorney two weeks ago.

Defense attorney Joe Amendola requested more specific information about where and when alleged crimes occurred and the names of people who were present or nearby. He says that information may help him develop his defense.

The attorney general's office says Amendola is overstating the lack of specificity in the materials already provided to him.

According to CBS affiliate WHP, prosecutors argued because of the nature of the crimes and the alleged victims' ages they have provided all they can.

The 68-year-old Sandusky did not attend the hearing.

Cleland is expected to make a ruling within few days, WHP reports. Amendola reportedly said that if the judge does not order more information shared he will ask for all 52 charges to be dismissed.

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