Sandusky asks Pa. court to see his grandchildren

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, after waiving his preliminary hearing. The decision moves him toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify at Tuesday's hearing.
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The former Penn State assistant football coach charged with child molestation asked for court permission Friday to see his grandchildren, visits currently prohibited under his bail conditions.

A motion filed in Centre County court seeks to allow Jerry Sandusky to contact his 11 grandchildren by email, phone, text and Skype, and to let them visit his central Pennsylvania home if accompanied by a parent.

Authorities allege Sandusky sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year span. Sandusky has said he is innocent. He is currently under house arrest and forbidden from having contact with anyone under 18.

"Jerry's grandchildren want to see him, and he very much wants to see them," Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

A 12th grandchild is expected "in the near future," according to the motion.

A judge has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 10.