Jerry Sandusky's quest for a new trial might be with us forever

Mark Wilson

The former Penn State assistant coach was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse last year.

It looks as if former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will exhaust every legal option available to appeal his conviction on child sex abuse charges. According to Sports Illustrated, Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola, has filed an appeal in Superior Court seeking to overturn Sandusky's 30 to 60 year sentence after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. It's not clear what issue Amendola will address in his appeal to the higher court.

This isn't the first time Sandusky and his legal team have filed paperwork for an appeal of some sort. In October, ESPN reported Sandusky's team was seeking a new trial, contending, among other grievances, they weren't given adequate time to prepare. The Centre Daily Times reported in November Sandusky's lawyers were seeking more time to get their case together and when their appeal was ultimately heard in January, Judge John Cleland denied all their motions.

Sandusky has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and his trial.

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