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Sandusky’s Attorney Asks For Another Delay

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BELLEFONTE (KDKA) — The case against Jerry Sandusky was back in court Wednesday, and his attorney has asked for another delay in the trial.

He says he needs more time to prepare. A decision on the request could come by the end of the day or within the next few days.

Meanwhile, the judge will also have to decide just how much the defense should know about the private lives of the 10 young men who have accused Sandusky of sexual abuse.

Sandusky himself is not expected to attend today’s hearing.

However, lawyers for all sides, plus a number of agencies, are arguing about whether Sandusky’s team was on a fishing expedition when it asked for psychological records from a doctor who treated one of the accusers when he was 14, public welfare, unemployment compensation records and Department of Corrections records from other accusers.

Sandusky has also asked for school district records for a number of the accusers.

KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports from court this afternoon that Judge John Cleland has told those agencies that want to quash the defense subpoenas that it is not automatic that school and other institutions’ records are automatically protected.

He will limit the arguments of schools, CYS, state agencies, the Second Mile charity and a psychologist to t10 minutes each.

The prosecution has amended its timeline in this case to reflect Mike McQueary’s accusations about an incident in a Penn State shower stall as happening a year earlier than first reported.

And separate from this case, but filed as a civil matter in the Centre County Courthouse, McQueary filed an intent to sue the university over his job status.

He’s still on the payroll but on administrative leave.

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