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Sandusky May Be Jailed At Next Hearing


A district court has pushed back former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky's next hearing, as his lawyer says Sandusky could be jailed after the proceeding.

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The preliminary hearing for Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period, is now set for Tuesday for Dec. 13 in Bellefonte. It was originally set for December 7.

At the hearing, prosecutors will try to show that they have enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amedola, said in an interview with ABC on Tuesday that new charges could be coming at the hearing and Sandusky could be jailed.

"My concern is if they bring new charges based upon new people coming forth, that bail's going to be set, and he's going to wind up in jail," Amendola told ABC.

Sandusky is free on $100,000 unsecured bond but he faces 40 counts related to sexual abuse of children.

A posting on a court website said the new date was meant to accommodate "logistical needs" and a media circus is expected at the courthouse.

The hearing for Gary Schultz and Tim Curley remains scheduled for Dec. 6 in the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg.

The two Penn State administrators are accused of failing to properly report suspected abuse and perjury before a grand jury.

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