Sandusky Judge Rejects Motions to Dismiss Charges

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By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — The judge overseeing former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse case denied on Friday defense motions to dismiss the charges in the case.

Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of sexual misconduct involving young boys. His lawyers had sought to have the charges dismissed, arguing some were too vague and that there is insufficient evidence on others.

The ruling comes two days after prosecutors and defense attorneys settled on a jury of five men and seven women to hear the case against Sandusky, who has been under house arrest since he was charged with sexually abusing 10 boys, some of whom he met through the charity he created for underprivileged children.

Sandusky, 68, has denied the charges.