The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is putting attorneys on both sides under an order that severely limits what they can say to reporters.
Judge John Cleland’s order issued Monday also applies to investigators who have ever worked on the case and tells attorneys to limit statements by witnesses.
Cleland says he’s issuing the new rules to help ensure a fair, impartial and orderly trial.
Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span, with prosecutors saying some of the abuse happened on Penn State’s campus. Sandusky maintains his innocence.
The ensuing scandal led to the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno and the ouster of the university president.