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Dec 13, 2011 8:10 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Arrives at Courthouse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a courthouse in Pennsylvania where he'll face his accusers in the child sex-abuse case against him.

Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a span of 15 years. A judge will decide if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the case to trial.

The 67-year-old Sandusky acknowledges showering with boys but says he didn't molest them and vows to fight the charges. Investigators say he met the boys through a charity he founded to help troubled children.

As Penn State's longtime defensive coordinator, he was the one-time heir apparent to Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky unexpectedly retired in 1999.




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