Sandusky files appeal against conviction, sentence

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Full credit: State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Convicted sex offender and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was transferred Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to a prison in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Corrections said. Sandusky will be physically and mentally evaluated at State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill before he is moved again to one of the state's 25 other prisons to serve out the rest of his sentence, corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton told CNN. Sandusky, 68, was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys and was sentenced earlier this month to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison. Jurors determined that Sandusky, who retired from Penn State in 1999, used his access to university facilities and his foundation for underprivileged youths to sexually abuse the boys. During the trial, the 23-year-old man identified as Victim No. 4 testified that he was 13 when Sandusky sexually abused him in a university shower. Sandusky is appealing his conviction. He had been jailed at the Centre County Correctional facility.

Jerry Sandusky State Prison Mug Shot

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence on child sex abuse charges with the Pennsylvania Superior Court, according to court records.

Sandusky, 68, was sentenced In October to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys during a 15-year period.

The appeals come nearly a month after a Pennsylvania judge rejected his motion for a new trial. Sandusky’s attorneys had argued they didn’t have enough time to prepare their case.

The sex abuse scandal led to the 2011 firing of Penn State’s head football coach, Joe Paterno, and the ouster of the university’s longtime president, Graham Spanier. Paterno died in 2012 of lung cancer.

The NCAA slapped Penn State with fines and sanctions over the case, but Pennsylvania’s governor announced a lawsuit against the collegiate athletic board, saying Sandusky’s actions were a criminal matter and not a violation of NCAA rules.

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