Sandusky to get grand jury records prior to trial

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial on child sexual abuse charges, but not as soon as he'd requested.

Judge Barry Feudale issued an order Wednesday that said "the interests of justice" are served by providing the records earlier than required under state trial rules.

Judge Feudale, who supervised the grand jury that investigated Sandusky, is allowing Mr. Sandusky and his lawyer to get transcripts 10 days before the start of trial.

Judge Feudale says that means 10 days before the first witness is sworn in, not 10 days before jury selection.

The 68-year-old Sandusky's trial on 52 criminal counts is scheduled to begin in mid-May. He's on home confinement awaiting trial, and denies the allegations.

First Published 2012-03-07 14:03:10