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Jerry Sandusky, Ex-Penn State Football Defensive Coordinator, Trial On Child Sex Abuse Charges Begins

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Photo Gallery: PHOTOS: Jerry Sandusky Trial Begins In Pa.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Dec. 13, 2011, after waiving his preliminary hearing. (AP/Matt Rourke)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Prospective jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case are getting some good news: They won't have to spend nights away from home during the trial that's expected to take several weeks.

Judge John Cleland told the 240 members of the jury pool Tuesday to avoid news accounts or social media posts about the former Penn State assistant football coach's criminal trial.

Sandusky is in court during the jury selection process. Sandusky laughed at the judge's jokes, but put his head down when Cleland told jurors the nature of the charges.

Jurors are being chosen from people who live in the State College area, where Penn State's main campus is located. Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys, charges he denies.

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