Judge refuses to toss Sandusky sex abuse charges

(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.

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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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