What are the charges against Jerry Sandusky?

Jerry Sandusky is charged with improper behavior with 10 alleged victims.

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  • A jury in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, is deliberating 48 counts against Jerry Sandusky
  • The allegations, involving 10 alleged victims, cover a 15-year period
  • Sandusky, 68, pleaded not guilty to the charges

The jury in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is deliberating 48 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 alleged victims.

There originally were 52 charges against Sandusky. On Thursday, Judge John Cleland announced that three of the counts were dropped, and earlier this week a fourth charge was withdrawn by prosecutors, bringing the total number of charges to 48. Here is a breakdown of the charges -- felony and misdemeanor -- against Sandusky:

Alleged Victim 1

Count 1: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 2: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 3: Indecent assault (felony)

Count 4: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 5: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 6: Endangering welfare of children (felony)

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Alleged Victim 2

Count 7: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 8: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 9: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 10: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 11: Endangering welfare of children (misdemeanor)

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Alleged Victim 3

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Count 12: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 13: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 14: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 15: Endangering welfare of children (felony)

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Alleged Victim 4

Count 16: DISMISSED (involuntary deviate sexual intercourse)

Count 17: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 18: DISMISSED (involuntary deviate sexual intercourse)

Count 19: DISMISSED (aggravated indecent assault)

Count 20: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 21: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 22: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 23: Endangering welfare of children (felony)

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Alleged Victim 5

Count 24: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 25: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 26: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 27: Endangering welfare of children (felony)

Alleged Victim 6

Count 28: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 29: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 30: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 31: Endangering welfare of children (misdemeanor)

Alleged Victim 7

Count 32: Criminal attempt to commit indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 33: WITHDRAWN BY PROSECUTORS (unlawful contact with minors)

Count 34: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 35: Endangering welfare of children (misdemeanor)

Alleged Victim 8

Count 36: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 37: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 38: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 39: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 40: Endangering welfare of children (misdemeanor)

(Due to second indictment, counts start over with Alleged Victims 9 and 10)

Alleged Victim 9

Count 1: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 2: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 3: Indecent assault (felony)

Count 4: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 5: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 6: Endangering welfare of children (felony)

Alleged Victim 10

Count 7: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 8: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (felony)

Count 9: Indecent assault (misdemeanor)

Count 10: Unlawful contact with minors (felony)

Count 11: Corruption of minors (misdemeanor)

Count 12: Endangering welfare of children (felony)