Sandusky’s defense seeks two-month delay in child sex-abuse trial

by Andrew Krammer

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer asked the judge in his child sex-abuse case on Monday to delay the start of his criminal trial until mid-July, claiming he needs more time to prepare.

Defense lawyer Joe Amendola said an additional two months would help prepare Sandusky's defense by contacting and interviewing witnesses, subpoena records and hire experts, according to the Associated Press.

Sandusky, 68, denies 52 criminal charges that he allegedly, sexually abused 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Amendola said he came across a number of potential witnesses that need to be located after the prosecution provided him with more investigative materials.

Earlier this month, Judge John Cleland tentatively scheduled jury selection in the former Penn State assistant football coach's trial to begin May 14, with jurors chosen from State College and the surrounding area.