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 yesterday that said pushing back the trial would be done only as a last resort, and would require concrete reasons to justify it.
Cleland is giving Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola three extra weeks to file a catch-all pretrial motion that had been due today.
Sandusky, 68, denies allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct involving 10 victims over 15 years. He's confined to his home while awaiting trial.