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Lawyer seeks dismissal of charges against ex-coach

Lawyer seeks dismissal of charges against ex-coach

A defense attorney is asking a judge to dismiss sexual abuse charges against the former assistant football coach of Penn State university.
The catch-all pretrial filing Thursday comes less than two months before Jerry Sandusky is due to go on trial for more than 50 criminal counts that allege sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years.
Sandusky says that some charges aren't specific enough, and that in other cases the statute of limitations has run out.
The scandal led to the firing of prominent coach Joe Paterno, who died of cancer in January.
The pretrial motion is standard in Pennsylvania criminal cases and is normally followed by a response from the prosecutors. The judge may then schedule oral arguments to hash out any remaining disputes.
Sandusky has denied the allegations.