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Judge Cleland sets schedule for Jerry Sandusky sex case

January 12, 2012

Judge John M. Cleland

WETMORE TWP. - The judge overseeing the Jerry Sandusky criminal case is establishing a schedule for prosecutors and defense attorneys, and says he plans to hear argument on pretrial issues in less than three months.
The court system on Wednesday released an order by Judge John M. Cleland that requires the attorney general's office to turn over material to Sandusky's lawyers by Monday. 
Cleland is a graduate of Kane Area High School and resides in Wetmore Township near the borough of Kane. A senior judge, Cleland was assigned to handle the Sandusky case.
The deadline is Feb. 1 for Sandusky to ask for trial outside Centre County, or to bring in a jury from another county.
Other pretrial motions are due March 1, with argument scheduled for April 5 in Bellefonte.
Cleland told prosecutors to file “an information” on Wednesday.  Messages for the attorney general's office and Sandusky's lawyers weren't immediately returned.
Sandusky, accused of child sex-abuse of 10 victims, denies the charges.

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