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  • Longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse and will serve 30 to 60 years in prison. (Associated Press)

    Jerry Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

    Jerry Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction goes before a state appeals court on Tuesday as the former Penn State assistant football coach seeks to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life.


  • **FILE** Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Oct. 9, 2012, after being sentenced to a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. (Associated Press)

    Pa. judge: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky

    Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Wednesday when a judge rejected his argument that his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare for the three-week proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict.


  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center left, walks with his attorney Joe Amendola, center right, as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is expected to appear on Thursday, Jan., 10, 2013, inside a central Pennsylvania courtroom for a hearing about whether his lawyers had enough time to prepare for trial. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Sandusky's lawyers argue for new trial

    Jerry Sandusky emerged from prison to attend a hearing 200 miles away at which his lawyers argued Thursday he deserves a new trial on child molestation charges because the defense attorneys didn't have enough time to prepare for the first one.


  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Oct. 9, 2012, for sentencing. Sandusky was convicted in June in a child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. (Associated Press)

    Sandusky gets least 30 years, denies wrongdoing

    In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth quarter, about forgiveness, about dogs and about the movie "Seabiscuit."


  • Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, June 22, 2012, after being found guilty in his sexual abuse trial. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

    Some Sandusky jurors hoping for life sentence for ex-Penn State coach

    Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting several boys over a period of years.


  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives June 21, 2012, at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (Associated Press)

    Sandusky child sex abuse case goes to jury

    Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.


  • Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Sandusky judge: Jury could get case Thursday

    Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified Monday on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach as his defense sought to counter prosecution witnesses' claims that he sexually abused boys in the shower on Penn State's campus.


  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Monday. Mr. Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (Associated Press)

    Sandusky judge says jury could get case by Thursday

    Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified Monday on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach as his defense sought to counter claims of prosecution witnesses that he sexually abused boys in the shower on Penn State's campus.


  • Jerry Sandusky, arriving Thursday for the fourth day of his trial in Bellefonte, Pa., on child molestation charges, heard testimony from three more accusers describing what happened when they were with the former Penn State coach when they were boys. (Centre Daily Times via Associated Press)

    Accuser says Sandusky called himself the 'tickle monster'

    Three more accusers took the stand at Jerry Sandusky's sex-abuse trial Thursday, one of whom said the former Penn State assistant football coach called himself the "tickle monster" before embracing him in a shower and another who said he was forced into sex acts during more than 100 nights he spent in the ex-coach's home.


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