Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing young boys, surprised a packed courtroom Tuesday by waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.
After Magistrate Judge Robert Scott asked Sandusky if he understood he was waiving certain rights, the former coach said yes, and the courtroom erupted in conversation and laughter. The judge admonished the crowd, and Sandusky and his attorney, Joe Amendola, left shortly afterward.
His arraignment is set for January 11.
Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for Penn State University's football team, faces more than 50 counts involving the alleged sexual molestation of 10 boys he met through a youth charity he founded, The Second Mile.
Sandusky has acknowleged showering and "horsing around" with boys, and said he has an attraction to children, but said it is not sexual in nature.
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