PENNSYLVANIA (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — Jerry Sandusky is asking a judge to modify the terms of his bail so he can see his grandchildren, court documents contend, despite being accused of child sex abuse.
His hearing on the matter is scheduled for February 10 at the Centre County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant football coach who was charged in November with sexually abusing young boys over a 14-year period. Prosecutors said he met many of the boys through his charity, The Second Mile; Sandusky denied the charges and was released on $100,000 bail.
Also in November, a Pennsylvania judge barred Sandusky for having unsupervised visits with his grandchildren. The judge also prohibited the children from staying overnight in Sandusky’s home.
Sandusky’s lawyer filed a motion this week requesting a judge to allow him to visit with his grandchildren because his “eleven minor grandchildren … have expressed their sadness to their parents about not being able to visit or talk” with him, court documents said.
The motion requests that Sandusky be allowed to have his friends visit his home, and that he be allowed to travel to meet with his attorney and private investigators working on his case.
Court documents also said Sandusky wants to be able to visit his grandchildren in his home and he wants the judge to allow him to communicate with them via phone, email, text, and Skype.
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