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Date set for man seeking private complaint against Jerry Sandusky

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2015 8:55 AM
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(Bellefonte) -- A man who claims former Penn State assistant football coach and Second Mile founder Jerry Sandusky abused him as a teen will have a court hearing in October in his efforts to force state prosecutors to file criminal charges.

A Centre County judge has set an October 22 hearing.

The now-43-year-old man last month appealed the state attorney general's decision not to file a criminal complaint against Sandusky.

He met with state prosecutors in April, and was told the 1988 allegations were too old under the statute of limitations.

But, the man says changes to the statute of limitations in 2002 and 2006 should permit the charges now.

Sandusky's attorney says his client denies molesting the man at a football camp Sandusky conducted on the Penn State campus. 

Sandusky's accuser was 16 then.

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