Sandusky Takes His Appeal to State Supreme Court
Jerry Sandusky is once again trying to appeal his conviction for sexually abusing young boys, this time in the state Supreme Court.
Sandusky has appealed previously to the Superior Court, but the appeal was denied.
Norris Gelman, Sandusky's appeal attorney, filed the request for appeal Wednesday, and hopes the former Penn State defensive coordinator's will be granted a new trial.
As he did previously, Gelman will argue the jury should have been instructed to consider why it took Sandusky's victims so long to come forward.
At the Superior Court appeals hearing, Gelman said that many of Sandusky's victims waited 16 years to come forward to say they were abused.
"We'll be arguing the failure to give prompt complaint instruction," Gelman says. "We still think its the best chance at getting a new trial."
Gelman says he does not know when the court will answer his request.
In July 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He is currently serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison.
The state Attorney General's Office could not immediately be reached for comment.