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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Scheduling Issues Push Back Trial To June

The Jerry Sandusky trial for child sex abuse charges (more than 50 in number) which was suppose to take place in May has now had the start date moved from May 15 to June 5 (via Pennlive.com).

On Thursday, Judge John M. Cleland cited scheduling issues as the reason for the change in date. Sandusky's lawyer Joe Amendola had asked for a delay in the trial as well to prepare a defense given the large number of charges.

Sandusky, the former longtime Penn State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation that began last year. To that effect, Sandusky's lawyer previously requested that the charges against his client be thrown out for not being specific enough to merit a trial.

Sandusky has waived his right to a preliminary hearing last December which is why the case has moved directly to the trial phase.

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