Jerry Sandusky trial pushed back to June 5

March 29, 2012

View Photo Gallery: Jerry Sandusky’s trial on child sex-abuse charges has been moved to June 5.

The trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on child sex-abuse charges has been moved from May 14 to June 5.

The delay, ordered by Judge John M. Cleland, is the result of scheduling issues in the Bellefonte, Pa., court and not in response to a request from Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, last week.

Sandusky maintains he is innocent of the more than 52 charges of child sex-abuse of 10 boys. Sandusky, 68, is on home confinement while he awaits trial.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin May 14 and Cleland wrote that the postponement was necessary to “accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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