Sandusky Waives Right to Hearing

    BELLEFONTE, PA - DECEMBER 13:  Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives witrh his with his wife Dottie at Centre County Courthouse, on December 13, 2011 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky, who was charged with sexual abuse involving 10 boys he met through the Second Mile nonprofit organization, will face his accusers during today's preliminary hearing.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    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.

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