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Closing arguments set for Sandusky child sex abuse trial, after no testimony from him

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 21, 2012 - 8:38 AM

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A jury is poised to hear closing arguments in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial after the former Penn State assistant football coach did not testify in his own defence.

Jurors could start meeting behind closed doors Thursday afternoon to start weighing the 68-year-old's fate.

Sandusky is charged with 51 criminal counts for the alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years in hotels, at his home and in the football team's showers. He is accused of grooming boys he found through the charity he founded for at-risk youth.

He denies the allegations.

Sandusky's defence team has tried to cast doubt on the stories of the eight alleged victims who testified about abuse they say ranged from fondling to rape.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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