Nine jurors were selected on Tuesday to hear the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning, and eventually 12 jurors and four alternates will be chosen.
Judge John Cleland ended questioning for the day around 5:30 p.m. Jury selection is scheduled to continue Wednesday morning.
The first three jurors chosen were described as a female Walmart employee with two children who says she doesn't know much about the case; a 24-year-old student who is the son of a Penn State employee; and a woman whose husband is a physician who worked with Mike McQueary's father, John McQueary, before he retired. Mike McQueary, a former Penn State assistant coach, is a key witness in the case against Sandusky.
So far not much is known about the jurors selected in the afternoon session.
"We are working very hard and patiently to get this done," Cleland said to potential jurors, according to the Patriot-News. "I just want to reassure you that this process is working, and thank you."
Sandusky has been accused of sexually assaulting 10 boys. He claims he is innocent.
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