Sandusky Restrictions Relaxed

, Posted: Mon, February 13 2012 at 11:29 PM, Updated: Mon, February 13 2012 at 11:42 PM

A judge has lifted some of the restrictions of Jerry Sandusky's house arrest.

At a hearing Friday Sandusky complained his house arrest conditions prohibited contact with his 11 grandchildren.

On Monday the judge lifted that restriction and ruled that provided at least one parent is present, Sandusky can now have unlimited contact during visits from his grandchildren.

He can also have up to three, two-hour visits a week from adult friends and he can now leave his house to assist his attorneys in preparing his defense.

The judge rejected, however, a request from prosecutors that Sandusky be confined to the inside of his house after neighbors complained he had been seen repeatedly on his back porch peering at a nearby playground full of children.

Judge John Cleland also denied a prosecution request to have an outside jury brought in for Sandusky's trial in mid-May.

Sandusky faces 52 charges that he sexually abused young boys over a 15 year period.

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