PA Supreme Court Won't Hear Sandusky Appeal

By: Associated Press
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court won't review Jerry Sandusky's 45-count child molestation conviction.

The justices ruled Wednesday that they won't take up the former Penn State assistant football coach's appeal.

Sandusky argued his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial and prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not to testify. Prosecutors had countered that Sandusky didn't provide sufficient basis for the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

Sandusky's lawyer says he is disappointed the court denied his appeal.

The 70-year-old is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. His arrest led to the firing of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno and significant NCAA penalties against the school.

Three other high-ranking school officials including the then-president face charges they covered up complaints about Sandusky.

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