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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge on Thursday to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions and grant him a new trial, claiming his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and the statute of limitations for some charges had expired.
Sandusky's lawyers made the filing at the courthouse in Bellefonte where he was sentenced two weeks ago to 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of abusing 10 boys, some on Penn State's campus in State College.
''The defendant submits the court's sentence was excessive and tantamount ... to a life sentence, which the defendant submits is in violation of his rights,'' they wrote.
The 31-page set of motions, technically not appeals because they were filed with the trial judge, cover a wide range of assertions, including insufficient evidence, improper use of hearsay testimony and improper rulings from the bench.
More than a third of the document explores ways Sandusky believe...
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I was on record of stating that the Penn State football program deserved to face harsh sanctions for their off the field issues involving Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno. While I do feel that it is always unfair that current players are the ones who pay for the mistakes of people from the school’s past, it is the only way that the NCAA knows how to penalize a program. But if the...
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Quotes on the day Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for child sexual abuse:
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Tweet Former Penn State assistant coach and accused child molester Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning to serve 30-60 years in prison, per multiple reports: The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Witnesses said [...]
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison in the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. Judge John Cleland sentenced Sandusky to ’30 year minimum to 60 years maximum in prison and under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky is not eligible for parole until the minimum 30 years has been served.Accordng to CBS:A defiant Sandusky gave a long, rambling statement in...
The former Penn State assistant coach received his punishment notice in court Tuesday. It is effectively a life sentence for the 68-year-old.
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Because of who he is and what he's done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week.
With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim.
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Bellefonte, PA (Sports Network) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for his conviction on charges of child sexual abuse.Judge John M. Cleland handed down the sentence on Tuesday after Sandusky was found guilty in June on 45 counts charging him with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.Sandusky will serve no less...