Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sandusky case: Judge issues "gag" order

The McKean County judge overseeing the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky issued a gag order Monday that severely limits what attorneys on both sides may say to reporters. Judge John Cleland's order also applies to any law enforcement investigator who has worked on the case and anyone acting on behalf of the lawyers. Cleland said he was acting to help ensure a "fair, impartial and orderly trial" for Sandusky, a proceeding scheduled to begin June 5. The 68-year old Sandusky is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, and authorities say some of the abuse happened on Penn State's campus.

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