December 13, 2011 / 5:45 AM / 6 years ago

Former Penn State coach waives right to hearing

BELLEFONTE, Pa (Reuters) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on Tuesday waived his right to a preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges, meaning his case will go to trial.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (L) gets out of a car with his wife Dottie (2nd R) as he arrives for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to hold him for trial on charges of sexually abusing boys, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, December 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Sandusky, 67, has maintained his innocence on 52 charges of molesting 10 boys over more than a decade.

Reporting by Mark Shade

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