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Jerry Sandusky Waives His Preliminary Hearing

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Jerry Sandusky CLose Up

When you know you're guilty, what's the point?

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University football coach facing 50-counts of sexually abusing 10 kids, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a packed courtroom on Tuesday morning.

Sources say that Magistrate Judge Robert Scott asked the defendant if he understood he was waiving certain rights, to which he replied yes, causing the courtroom to erupt "in conversation and laughter."

This is a surprise since Sandusky's lawyer has been claiming his client's innocence over the last few weeks and had said "Jerry is looking forward to the opportunity to face his accusers” in court.

It sounds like Sandusky didn't want to face them after all, as he would have had to listen to 10 men explain in graphic detail how they were molested.

Hmm…maybe he's just not ready to hear, in person, the pain and suffering his actions have caused the victims he met through his Second Mile children's charity.

That's all for now folks, but Sandusky's arraignment is set for January 11th where he is expected to formally enter a plea.

It gives the 68-year-old plenty of time to think about whether he really wants to try and convince a jury that he is innocent of all charges when 10 victims and several witnesses, including an assistant coach who saw Sandusky raping a boy, are expected to testify against him.

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