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Jerry Sandusky back in court to appeal child sex abuse conviction

Judge will make decision in next few days

Sandusky back in court to appeal child sex abuse conviction

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was back in a Centre County court Thursday appealing his conviction on child sex abuse charges.

The hearing wrapped up in Bellefonte around 11 a.m..

Defense attorney Joe Amendola argued that he didn't have enough time to prepare an adequate defense for Sandusky.

Amendola said he wants a new trial or a reduction in Sandusky's sentence of 30 to 60 years in jail.

Sandusky's attorneys are hoping either to win a new trial or reduce Sandusky's sentence. He's currently serving a 30- to 60-year prison term after being convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse involving 10 boys. Most of the assaults happened in the Penn State University campus locker rooms.

Throughout the trial and just after the verdict, Amendola argued he was never given enough time to sort through thousands of pages of documents and couldn't properly vet and call potential defense witnesses.

The judge is expected to hand down a decision in the next few days.


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