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Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky Hearing Reportedly Delayed Until Dec. 7

A preliminary hearing on Jerry Sandusky's child sex charges has been delayed until Dec. 7, reports Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News; the hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The former Penn State assistant football coach, who retired in 1999 after 30 years with the program, was indicted Friday on 40 counts of child sexual abuse.

Eight accusers, who were all boys at the time of their alleged encounters with Sandusky, came forward during a two-year investigation. The charges "span 10 years" and "range from inappropriate showers to oral sex," reports Ganim.

The scandal has garnered national attention after word surfaced that university officials, including legendary football head coach Joe Paterno, may not have acted appropriately when one accuser came forward in 2002. Athletic director Tim Curley and administrator Gary Schultz were charged with perjury for failing to report alleged abuse to the police.

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