Sandusky lawyers appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court for delay
Harrisburg, PA, United States (AHN Sports) – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and his legal team are almost out of options in their request for a delay in Sandusky’s child sex-abuse trial.
Sandusky’s defense lawyers asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for a delay Friday after their request was rejected by a lower court earlier Friday.
The case is scheduled to start next week with jury selection set for Tuesday.
The Superior Court denied Sandusky’s request for a delay but did approve his application to seal the defense filing.
The 68-year-old Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts for the allegedly sexually abusing of 10 boys over 15 years. He was arrested in November and continues to deny the allegations.
After the trial judge denied Sandusky’s request for a delay his lawyers went to the appeals court late Thursday.
The defense team is looking for more time to review material from the prosecution. They have also said a delay is needed so defense experts and potential witnesses can be available for the trial.