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Adam Bednarik waives hearing on sex assault charges

Adam Bednarik waives hearing on sex assault charges

Former high school football star Adam Bednarik waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old student while working in the Bethlehem Area School District as a teacher's aide and coach. Bednarik's decision acknowledged that authorities have enough evidence to justify sending the allegations on to Northampton County Court. It came as his lead attorney, Gary Asteak, said the former Bethlehem Catholic standout wanted to spare the girl the ordeal of having to take the witness stand. "We simply do not want to have the complainant suffer the trauma of cross-examination at a public hearing," said Asteak, who called the case "far...

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