PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge from Westmoreland County will preside over the preliminary hearing for former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

The Centre County Common Pleas court requested that a judge from outside the county be assigned to the case.

In a statement from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Judge Robert E. Scott, a senior judge of Westmoreland County, has no ties to Penn State, The Second Mile or people who hold positions with those organizations.

As a senior judge, Scott “has retired from active service but remains available by appointment to hear cases.”

The hearing is slated to be held in Bellefonte, Centre County, on December 7.

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