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Judge rules that Jerry Sandusky can see his grandkids

Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a bail conditions hearing Feb. 10, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa.
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a bail conditions hearing, Feb. 10, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. AP Photo

(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has ruled that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky can see some of his grandchildren while he awaits trial on child sex abuse charges.

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Sandusky will be allowed visitation with his grandchildren either at his home or via Skype or e-mail, as long as at least one parent of each child is present at the time, reports CBS affiliate WTJA. He will not, however, be able to see three of his grandchildren who are the subjects of a custody case.

Judge John Cleland has also denied the prosecution's request that the trial, which is tentatively set to begin May 14, be held outside the county. He also ruled that a local jury can hear the case.

In addition, according to WTJA, the judge said that Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola must be given more information about the 10 accusers, including the time and date of the alleged offenses and the alleged victims' ages at that time.

He denied a request for specific information about the nature of the offenses and also ruled that Amendola will not receive additional transcripts of the grand jury testimony prior to the trial.

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