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Prosecutors drop one count against Sandusky
 
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the first day of his trial in Bellefonte, Pa., on June 11. Sandusky is expected to take the stand in his trial, which will likely last about three weeks.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the first day of his trial in Bellefonte, Pa., on June 11. Sandusky is expected to take the stand in his trial, which will likely last about three weeks.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Prosecutors in the child sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky have dropped one count of unlawful contact with a minor because the alleged crime occurred in either 1995 or 1996, and the relevant statute didn't take effect until 1997. Sandusky's defense team also filed motions to get all 52 charges dismissed, saying that they are too vague. Judge John Cleland denied the request. Sandusky still faces 51 counts, as his lawyers prepare to argue that Sandusky's behavior is attributed to a mental disorder.

 

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