Sandusky to get grand jury records before trial

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial on child sexual abuse charges, but not as soon as he'd requested.

Judge Barry Feudale issued an order Wednesday that said "the interests of justice" are served by providing the records earlier than required under state trial rules.

Feudale, who supervised the grand jury that investigated the former Penn State assistant football coach, is allowing him and his lawyer to get transcripts 10 days before the start of trial.

Feudale says that means 10 days before the first witness is sworn in, not 10 days before jury selection.

Sandusky's trial on 52 criminal counts is scheduled to begin in mid-May. He's on home confinement and denies the allegations.