Judge refuses to delay Jerry Sandusky's trial

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky�s request to have child sexual abuse charges against him dismissed and other pretrial disputes are expected to be debated before a judge Thursday, April 5, 2012, two months before the retired Penn State assistant coach is scheduled for trial. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A judge has denied a request from former
Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to delay the June 5 start
of his child sex-abuse trial.
Judge John Cleland on Monday denied defense attorney Joe
Amendola's request for more time to prepare his defense.
Sandusky was charged in November and December with a total of 52
counts involving 10 boys he allegedly abused between 1994 and 2008.
He has denied the charges.
Amendola has said he was concerned he would be "unable to
effectively and adequately" represent Sandusky without the delay.
Cleland also issued a second order that requires Sandusky's
lawyers to provide prosecutors expert reports by May 30 if they
plan to use them as part of their case.

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