(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — In a long shot bid to win his case, attorneys for former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky asked the court Thursday that all charges against their client be dropped.
Sandusky, 68, faces 52 counts relating to child molestation for the alleged abuse of 10 boys during a 15-year period, some of which he spent as an assistant to the late Penn State head coach Joe Paterno.
His lawyers argued that some of the criminal counts against Sandusky weren’t specific while claiming there is a lack of evidence in some of the other criminal charges.
Also, according to pre-trial motion, the statute of limitations has expired for eight of the 10 plaintiffs, who are now adults.
What lead attorney Joe Amendola might be doing is trying to buy more time to prepare the case for Sandusky, who is under home arrest.
The case is scheduled to begin May 14 but this latest motion could push it back since prosecutors will have to respond to the defense motion and Judge John Cleland will probably have the two sides hammer out some sort of compromise.
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