Sandusky Denied New Trial in Penn State Child Sex Abuse Case

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Oct. 2 2013 6:19 PM

Sandusky Denied New Trial in Penn State Child Sex Abuse Case

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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A Pennsylvania appeals court denied Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial on Wednesday. Sandusky, a former Penn State football assistant coach, is currently serving a 30-to-60-year prison term for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.

According to the Associated Press, Sandusky had argued for a new trial on the basis that his lawyers did not have enough time to prepare for the original 2012 trial, along with claims that the judge mishandled portions of the case and the prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky's decision not to testify.

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The three-judge court panel came to a unanimous decision in rejecting Sandusky’s request.

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