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|Judge: Sandusky Can Have Local Jury, See Grandkids
|HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case of Jerry Sandusky has rejected prosecutors' requests that jurors be brought in from outside the State College area for the former Penn State assistant football coach's trial.
Judge John Cleland on Monday also denied prosecutors' requests that Sandusky remain indoors while on home confinement before the trial. Cleland ruled that Sandusky can have supervised contact with most of his grandchildren, saying there was no evidence that the children's parents wouldn't be able to keep them safe.
Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts for what prosecutors say was the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. He has denied the allegations.
Cleland has tentatively scheduled the trial to start in mid-May.
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