Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Sandusky waives formal arraignment

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has officially waived his formal arraignment on charges of child sex abuse, Centre County Court officials said Friday.

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, said in December after the preliminary hearing that his client would waive the arraignment, which is a process during which charges are read to the defendant and a plea is entered. The official notice was posted Friday to the county court’s website.

Sandusky, 67, has pleaded not guilty and has maintained his innocence to charges he molested 10 boys from 1994 to 2008.

Sandusky, who is confined to his home on $250,000 bail, is next scheduled to be in court for a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. March 22.