Judge: No delay for Jerry Sandusky trial

Updated: March 1, 2012, 3:52 AM ET
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The judge in Jerry Sandusky's 52-count child sex abuse case on Wednesday rejected a defense attorney's request for a two-month delay and indicated he was reluctant to push back the May 14 start of jury selection.

Judge John Cleland's eight-page memo and order said a postponement should only be a last resort and would require concrete justification.

"Absent extraordinary circumstances presented by either the commonwealth or the defendant, postponement of the trial ...

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