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PENN STATE Sandusky Waives Right to Hearing Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Sandusky Waives Right to Hearing

Accused child molester and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a pretrial hearing to determine if there was enough evidence for the charges against him. The rural Pennsylvania courthouse was packed in the early morning with journalists, who the judge ruled on Monday can text, tweet, and email during the hearing. Sandusky faces more than 50 criminal counts relating to the alleged sexual assaults over 15 years of 10 boys in his home, the Penn State property, and elsewhere. Sandusky, 67, has long proclaimed his innocence, and his lawyer said that the former coach plans on pleading not guilty on all charges. Sandusky's plea on Tuesday came as somewhat of a surprise, after his lawyer, Joe Amendola, said Monday that his client was "looking forward" to facing his accusers.

December 13, 2011 8:27 AM