Judge John Cleland addressed the jurors in a packed courtroom, informing them he "trusted" them as a jury and therefore would not require they be sequestered.
The potential pool includes about 220 potential jurors, predominantly made up of whites, with one African American and a sprinkling of Asians, according to one reporter who was inside when the selection process got underway.
More than 600 summonses were sent out to residents in Centre County, the home of Penn State University. According to one reporter inside the courtroom, the judge said he intends to begin the trial on Monday, June 11th
The prospective jurors were to be taken in groups of 40 for more questions and, ultimately one-on-one questioning in phase three for those who are not dismissed beforehand.
Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is accused of 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, charges he's repeatedly denied.