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Sandusky Appeal to Be Heard Next Month

by on August 15, 2013 9:30 PM

He's already spent a year behind bars in solitary confinement.

But now, former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky will have his appeal heard by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Jim Koval, the Director of Communications at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts says the hearing will be held next month in Luzerne County.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 17, Koval said. It will be held in the Dallas High School auditorium in Dallas, Pa.

Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through his charity, The Second Mile. He was sentenced in October to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.

Sandusky's attorneys have asked for a new trial claiming they weren't given enough time to prepare their defense. They also claim Senior Judge John Cleland allowed hearsay testimony.

Koval says the Superior Court's decision to have it in a high school auditorium is not uncommon.

"The Superior Court holds sessions throughout the state in community locations to provide greater access to the judicial system to the general public," Koval said in an email.

Adam Lidgett is a freelance reporter who has covered news and feature stories in State College and Centre County.
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