Defense argues to dismiss some Sandusky charges

Defense argues to dismiss some Sandusky charges

May 30th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Jerry Sandusky gets into his attorney Joe Amendola's car near the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., today, following a closed-door meeting with the judge in his child sexual abuse case. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case is focusing on a defense effort to toss charges related to an alleged victim who's never been identified by investigators.

Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola and state prosecutors spent most of a 45-minute hearing today debating whether co-workers should be allowed to testify about a custodian's report that he saw Sandusky sexually abuse a boy in the Penn State showers 12 years ago.

The boy is called Victim 8 in court records. Prosecutors say the custodian, Jim Calhoun, has dementia and isn't available to testify himself.

Judge John Cleland didn't immediately rule.

The trial for 68-year-old Sandusky is scheduled to begin Tuesday with jury selection. The former Penn State assistant football coach denies the allegations.