Jerry Sandusky, convicted in one of the most notorious child sex abuse cases in memory, isn't ready to throw in the towel.
According to court documents, the former Penn State football coach is filing a new appeal.
In 2012, a jury found Sandusky guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving of 10 young boys. The assaults happened between 1994 and 2009.
The former defensive coordinator is serving a 60-year prison term, with the possibility of parole at 30 years. He was sentenced in June 2012, and has attempted appeal multiple times since.
Alexander H. Lindsay, Sandusky's current defense attorney, filed a motion on Monday asking the court to allow an appeal to be filed under seal. The appeal, which will be filed in the next several days according to the motion, will include secret grand jury testimony.
Judge John Cleland, who presided over Sandusky's 2012 trial, allowed the motion in a court order today. The motion does not provide any specifics about the grand jury testimony that Sandusky intends to use in his latest appeal. Lindsay could not immediately be reached for comment on the appeal.
In his first Superior Court appeal, Sandusky argued that Cleland should have instructed jurors to consider how long victims waited to report the abuse.
He also questioned the actions of prosecutor Joe McGettigan, who noted Sandusky's decision to not testify in his own defense during closing arguments. The court ruled against that appeal in October 2013.
Sandusky also attempted to appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but it declined to hear his case almost a year ago to the day, on April 2, 2014.
Fallout from the Sandusky scandal had far-reaching implications. Long-time head football coach and Penn State icon Joe Paterno was fired along with university president Graham Spanier amid allegations of a cover-up.
Spanier is still awaiting trial for charges involving the alleged cover-up along with former athletic director Tim Curley and former senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz.
The scandal led to unprecedented, sweeping sanctions levied against the Penn State football program by the NCAA. Those included a scholarship reduction, four-year postseason ban, $60 million in fines, and the university's entrance into an athletic integrity agreement.
Interim university president Rodney Erickson agreed to the sanctions by signing a consent decree. The consent decree was later voided when the NCAA reached a settlement in January with State Senator Jake Corman, who sued the organization.
Prosecutor Resigns From DA's Office, Claims Attorneys Endangered Family
Stage is Set for Courtroom Showdown With Centre County Officials Fighting Each Other
It's End of an Era, JC Penney Store Down to Final Days
Student Reports Shooter at High School As April Fool's Prank
Liquor Store Window Broken, Wine Stolen Overnight
Police Identify Man Who Offered Young Girl a Ride to School
Roseanne Cash to Perform Her Grammy-Winning Music at Penn State
Pegula Arena Director Grew Up Around the Ice
Penn State Football: Talent At Receiver, But Still Room To Improve
Penn State Football: Running Backs Aplenty, But Roles To Be Filled Behind Lynch
Penn State Football: Spring Brings Familiarity For First Time In Long Time
Penn State Basketball: Frazier Joins Portland Trailblazers As Playoffs Near
Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame In Hockey Valley? Frozen Four Comparisons Shows A Work In Progress