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Jerry Sandusky Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing, Arraignment Scheduled For January 11

Jerry Sandusky was supposed to go in front of a judge today for his preliminary hearing, but he has waived that right and will next be in court for his arraignment on January 11, according to SB Nation.

The preliminary hearing is a right given to the accused where they appear in court and the judge decides if there is enough evidence for the trial to continue at a later date. Sandusky waiving the trial means that he understands that the case will head to trial without any further delay. 

It is also interesting to note that the preliminary hearing would have been an opportunity for Sandusky's accusers to sit in the same courtroom as him. As far as we know this would have been the first time that they would have an opportunity to confront him although their actual interaction would be limited if it even existed at all.

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