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State Answers Sandusky Motion

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Judge Cleland Moves Trial to June 5

Judge John Cleland has decided to delay the start of Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial by three weeks.

He says extra time is needed “to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen.”

In its answer to a pre-trial motion filed by the defense, the attorney general’s office today did agree to a “modest continuance.”

Jury selection is now scheduled for June 5.

The AG’s office also agreed with Sandusky’s request that prospective jurors be questioned individually and that, once the trial starts, they should be sequestered.

Cleland said a hearing to argue over other pretrial issues remains scheduled for April 5.

Sandusky denies that he sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period while he was an assistant football coach at Penn State.

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