BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Most of the jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial have been chosen, and their ranks reflect the strong role Penn State plays in its community.
Nine of the 12 main members of the jury were selected Tuesday. They include a rising senior at the college, a retired professor with 37 years with the university and a woman who's been a football season ticket holder for decades.
The main jury already includes five men and four women. The other three main jurors and four alternates could be chosen as early as Wednesday, with opening statements scheduled for Monday. The case could last several weeks.
Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, is fighting 52 criminal charges for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years. He's denied the allegations.