Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Jury in Sandusky trial comprises 10 women, 6 men

People lined up outside the courthouse on day 2 of the jury selection for Jerry Sandusky. Nabil K. Mark
People lined up outside the courthouse on day 2 of the jury selection for Jerry Sandusky. Nabil K. Mark

Here’s a look at the 12 Centre County residents chosen to serve on the jury for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, and the four alternates selected. In all, 10 women and six men of various ages were picked. The jury includes seven women and five men. All jurors and alternates are white.

Juror 1: A middle-aged woman with two daughters was the first juror chosen. She works at Walmart. 

Juror 2: A 24-year-old man who is going to the Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate, in the fall. His father works at Penn State.

Juror 3: A middle-aged woman whose husband is a doctor at the physicians’ group that John McQueary used to manage. She said she has been getting season tickets to Penn State football games since 1976. McQueary’s son, Mike, testified that he walked in on Sandusky naked in a shower with a boy.

Juror 4: A State College engineer, who doesn’t work at Penn State or go to school there. He said he thinks he “can be open-minded.”

Juror 5: A physics and chemistry teacher at Bellefonte Area High School. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State.

Juror 6: A young woman who works at The Apartment Store in State College. She said she doesn’t follow the news and knows little about the case.

Juror 7: A rising Penn State senior who knows a prosecution witness. He works at Penn State’s Multisport Facility and had a cousin who had played football for Joe Paterno. He said he knows prosecution witness Steve Turchetta, of Central Mountain High School. Prosecutors allege Sandusky abused a boy who went to school there.

Juror 8: A retired Penn State soil science professor who said he can keep an open mind.

Juror 9: A woman who drove a bus for 17 years. “I would have to hear everything from both sides in order to make my decision,” she said.

Juror 10: A woman in her 50s, who’s been an administrative assistant at Penn State for more than four years.

Juror 11: A woman in her 30s who’s a dance teacher in Penn State’s continuing education program. She is married with a 6-year-old son. She said that as a mother of a young son, she knows there are lots of sides to a story and “absolutely” knows children may lie.

Juror 12: A woman in her 50s or 60s who has been a Penn State professor for 24 years. She knows former president Graham Spanier and worked on a committee with him and current President Rodney Erickson. She read the grand jury report on the case.

Alternate 1: A woman in her 30s who graduated from Penn State in 2007 with a major in human development. Her father graduated from Penn State, and she said they’ve been going to football games for as long as she can remember.

Alternate 2: A middle-aged woman, married with young children and no ties to Penn State.

Alternate 3: A married man in his 50s. His wife is director of Upward Bound, a U.S. Department of Education-funded program for children from low-income families whose parents don’t hold a bachelor’s degree. He graduated from Penn State and goes to Penn State football games.

Alternate 4: A woman in her 50s. She has no connection to Penn State. She moved away from the area for 42 years and returned in the past decade.

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