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Sandusky Violent Predator Hearing Request

Prosecutors are asking a judge for a hearing to determine if Jerry Sandusky should be designated as a sexually violent predator.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012  |  Updated 5:59 PM EDT
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Prosecutors are asking a judge for a hearing to determine if Jerry Sandusky should be designated as a sexually violent predator.

Sexually violent predators are subject to intense reporting requirements upon release. The designation is expected to have little effect on Sandusky, since he stands never to be released. The former Penn State assistant football coach awaits sentencing after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

The attorney general's office on Wednesday filed a document announcing that it wants the classification for Sandusky and asking for the hearing.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina says prosecutors will rely on the testimony of an official with the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Sandusky defense lawyer Joe Amendola says he'll meet with Sandusky to determine if they should fight it.

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