Judge denies Sandusky's last effort to have abuse charges dropped

Debra Erdley
| Friday, June 8, 2012, 11:54 a.m.

Trial Judge John M. Cleland this morning rejected Jerry Sandusky's last pending motions to have child sexual abuse charges against him dismissed. In a brief, seven-line order filed in Centre County court, the judge cleared the docket for Sandusky's trial to begin Monday morning. Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, had asked that charges be dismissed because they were too vague. The retired Penn State defensive coordinator maintains his innocence on all counts.

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