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Prosecutors withdraw 1 of 52 counts against Sandusky

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Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County courthouse Monday. Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County courthouse Monday.
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Jerry Sandusky's lawyers argued Monday morning that certain charges against the former assistant football coach should be dropped because state prosecutors did not provide a specific enough timeframe for them to provide a defense.

Judge John Cleland denied the defense motions, but prosecutors willingly withdrew one charge against Sandusky. They said the alleged act occurred before state law would have made it illegal. The count dismissed was count 33 and related to Victim 7.

Assistant defense attorney Karl Rominger also argued that there is not sufficient evidence that Victims 2 and 8 were under the age of 16, which is required for Sandusky to be found guilty of certain charges. Cleland said that the life experiences of McQueary and the janitor who testified are enough for them to establish the approximate age of the alleged victims.

Additionally, Sandusky's lawyers said McQueary did not provide sufficient evidence of penetration and therefore the charges should be downgraded. Cleland ruled that there is sufficient evidence for the jury to decide.

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