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Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for start of child sex-abuse trial
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) ' Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for the start of his child sex-abuse trial.
Sandusky arrived at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday morning along with defense attorney Joe Amendola. He smiled briefly for cameras before walking inside.
A jury of seven women and five men are scheduled to hear opening statements in the case, ending months of pretrial wrangling in the high-profile case that led to the firing of legendary late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Many of the jurors have strong ties to the university.
Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts alleging he sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year span. He has denied the allegations.
Many of the alleged victims are expected to testify for the prosecution.