The judge in Jerry Sandusky's 52-count child sex-abuse case is rejecting a defense attorney's request for a two-month delay in the expected mid-May start of trial.
Judge John Cleland issued an eight-page order Wednesday that said pushing back the trial will only be done as a last resort, and will require concrete reasons to justify it.
Cleland is giving Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola three extra weeks to file a catch-all pretrial motion that had been due on Thursday.
The 68-year-old Sandusky denies allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct involving 10 victims over 15 years. He's confined to his home while awaiting trial.
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Sandusky is the former longtime defensive coordinator at Penn State, and he founded The Second Mile, a charity for children where prosecutors say he found victims.