Judge denies motions to delay trial


POSTED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:14am

Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky were in court Wednesday for the last pre-trial hearing before jury selection is slated to get underway next Tuesday.

So far the judge has denied all motions by the defense for a continuance.

At Wednesday's pretrial hearing attorneys asked for some of the charges to be thrown out.

Sandsuky, arrested in late 2011, was charged with 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving ten boys over a 15 year period.

Many of the accusers were part of the Second Mile, a charity for at risk children that Sandusky founded.

Some of the prosecutions' strongest evidence is from the accusers themselves, as well as eyewitnesses who say they saw Sandusky abusing boys in the showers on the Penn State campus.

Sandusky denies the allegations and remains on house arrest awaiting his day court.

The judge is also considering the impact of intense media coverage in this case.

Several of the alleged victims are asking that their names be kept private.

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