Sandusky hearing ahead in central Pa. courthouse

    A hearing in Jerry Sandusky’s case is scheduled to get under way inside a central Pennsylvania courthouse, less than a week before the planned start of his trial on 52 child sexual abuse counts.

    Judge John Cleland planned today’s afternoon proceeding to take care of any remaining matters.

    Still unresolved are a defense effort to have the charges dismissed and motions by four alleged victims to have their identities protected by court order. Cleland’s also expected to issue a decorum order that will address issues raised by the widespread public interest and media attention the case has generated.

    Sandusky’s lawyers and state prosecutors will begin picking jurors from a pool of residents of the State College area on Tuesday.

    The 68-year-old former Penn State defensive coordinator denies the allegations.

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