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Jerry Sandusky Files Appeal

by on October 18, 2012 4:58 PM

Attorneys for Jerry Sandusky filed an appeal of his conviction on Thursday, citing a need for more time to get through the massive amount of discovery materials given to them by prosecutors. 

The defense also alleges that the Attorney General's Office failed to prove, in most cases, that any inappropriate conduct between Sandusky and boys actually occurred. 

In the 31-page document filed on Thursday, counsel for Sandusky, including Joe Amendola, Karl Rominger and now Norris Gelman, a Philadelphia-based attorney petitioned the court for a new trial for their client, who they say was convicted too quickly and when the defense was ill-prepared due to time. 

In June, Amendola compared defending Sandusky to "climbing Mount Everest."

Sandusky, 68, was sentenced by Judge John Cleland to 30-60 years in prison on Oct. 9. He was sent back to the Centre County Correctional Facility for 10 days, which expires Friday. He'll be transported to Camp Hill Prison. 

If Cleland grants the appeal, Sandusky will be looking at a new trial. He was convicted on June 22 on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. In a statement before the court at his sentencing, he maintained his innocence, saying, "I never did any of these alleged disgusting acts." 

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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