Convicted child molester Sandusky gets May 20 hearing

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HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting a hearing in two weeks when his lawyers will be allowed to try to up end the prosecution of the former Penn State assistant coach.

Judge John Cleland on Thursday scheduled a May 20 hearing, when Sandusky’s lawyers will be able to try to prove their claims that prosecutors leaked secret material to find more victims, lied about whether they knew one victim’s identity and withheld information that could have exonerated Sandusky.

The judge said the defense also can file arguments that the grand jury lacked jurisdiction over the crimes.

Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison term on his conviction in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.


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