The jurors who will be asked to render a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case are in place.
The seven women and five men on the main panel and four alternates were selected Tuesday and Wednesday in a central Pennsylvania courthouse.
Opening statements by prosecutors and his defense lawyers won't be made until Monday. The trial is expected to last several weeks.
The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach faces charges he abused 10 boys, including attacks in his home and in campus athletic showers. He's denied the allegations, and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
Many of the jurors have ties to Penn State, the state's largest university with its main campus in nearby State College.
Prosecutors and Jerry Sandusky's defense lawyers have begun the process of picking a jury for his child sexual abuse case.
Jury selection got under way Tuesday inside a central Pennsylvania courthouse. The process could take several days.
More than 200 prospective jurors have been instructed by the judge and now will be taken, in groups of 40, to the next phase of selection for questions and answers.
The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is accused of 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, charges he's repeatedly denied.
Jurors are being chosen from among people who live in the State College area, home to Penn State's main campus.
Sandusky arrived at the courthouse Tuesday morning. He and his lawyer made no comments as they exited their vehicle.
Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial is set to begin with the start of jury selection, with prosecutors and his defense lawyers picking 12 people from the area around Penn State to decide his guilt or innocence.
Sandusky's lawyer says the 68-year-old former football defensive coordinator will be in the courtroom Tuesday for the start of a trial that's expected to last several weeks.
Opening statements are likely to be made early next week, but first jurors have to be chosen, a process that could pose a monumental challenge in an area where many have ties to Penn State.
Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, allegations he's denied. Among the expected witnesses are several young men who claim Sandusky abused them.
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