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Sandusky gets new sentencing, loses new trial request

Mark Scolforo
Associated Press
Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse to appeal his child sex abuse conviction in this August 12, 2016 file photo in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania appeals court said Tuesday it is denying Sandusky’s request for a new trial but is ordering him to be resentenced for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

Harrisburg, Pa. – A Pennsylvania appeals court is denying Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial but is ordering him to be resentenced for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

Superior Court on Tuesday said Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums.

The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Victims testified that he subjected them to a range of abuse, from grooming to violent sexual attacks. Sandusky has consistently maintained his innocence.

His lawyer says Sandusky will keep fighting for a new trial by appealing further to the state Supreme Court.

Sandusky’s arrest led the university to push out Hall of Fame head coach Joe Paterno and then-university president Graham Spanier.