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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Prosecution Drops One Charge, 51 Others Remain

The prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky trial has dropped one charge against the former Penn State assistant coach. According to Laura Nichols of, a charge of unlawful contact with a minor was dropped on Monday morning.

The charge being dropped had to do with Victim 7. Even with the charge dropped, Sandusky still faces 51 charges related to the child sex abuse scandal.

Defense attorneys made an effort on Monday to get all the charges dropped against the client. Attorney Karl Rominger read through a list of arguments for dropping all charges, but his effort was spurned by the judge in the case, according to Sara Ganim of the Patriot News.

Sandusky will be called to testify by his defense team at some point this week. With 51 charges and a parade of testimony against him, acquittal appears to be a long shot.

Continue following this storystream for more news on the entire Penn State scandal, including the Graham Spanier investigation and the Jerry Sandusky trial.

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