Jury Selection Completed in Sandusky Case

A jury is in place for the child sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky, with the case set to begin next week.    It took a little less than two days to pick a panel to hear the charges against the former Penn State assistant football coach.

The panel of 12 jurors and 4 alternates was picked from a group of about 80 questioned by the attorneys and Judge John Cleland.   The main jury consists of 7 women and 5 men.  Many of the jurors have ties to Penn State University.

Opening statements by prosecutors and Sandusky’s defense lawyers are scheduled to begin on Monday morning.  The judge turned down another request for a continuance during jury selection.