06/06/2012 01:01 EDT | Updated 08/06/2012 05:12 EDT

4 more jurors picked in Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, 3 spots left

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Lawyers have picked four more jurors to hear the child sex abuse case of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, leaving three spots to fill before next week's scheduled opening statements.

The new jurors added Wednesday fill out the jury of five men and seven women. The lone alternate picked so far is a woman.

Sandusky faces a total of 52 counts involving 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span. He has denied the allegations.

Sandusky's attorney told jurors seven members of the former coach's family are on his list of potential witnesses.

The jury's composition reflects the area's strong connection to the school. It includes a rising Penn State senior, a retired professor and a woman who's been a football season ticket holder since the 1970s.