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Prosecutors drop one count against Sandusky

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for opening statements in his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for opening statements in his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped one of the 52 counts against former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky, citing a timing issue.

The state attorney general's office withdrew the count Monday morning as the trial entered its second week. The encounter involved in the charge occurred in 1995 or 1996, but prosecutors say the statute didn't apply until 1997.

More counts related to the accuser dubbed Victim 7 by prosecutors are still pending.

Prosecutors also told Judge John Cleland they would call one more witness before resting their case.

Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span. He denies any wrongdoing.

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