Sandusky jury pool told they won't be sequestered

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the first day of jury selection as his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years gets underway at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Prospective jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case are getting some good news: They won't have to spend nights away from home during the trial that's expected to take several weeks.

Judge John Cleland told the 240 members of the jury pool Tuesday to avoid news accounts or social media posts about the former Penn State assistant football coach's criminal trial.

Sandusky is in court during the jury selection process. Sandusky laughed at the judge's jokes, but put his head down when Cleland told jurors the nature of the charges.

Jurors are being chosen from people who live in the State College area, where Penn State's main campus is located. Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys, charges he denies.