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Sandusky asks Pa. high court to take his case

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 1, 2013 10:22 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Jerry Sandusky is asking Pennsylvania's highest court to take up his appeal of child sex abuse conviction, saying a judge should have instructed jurors regarding the length of time it took victims to come forward.

Sandusky's petition released Friday calls the case a test of whether fair trials can be held ``even in the worst of cases.''

The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He is serving a 30 to 60 year state prison sentence.

The new filing also repeats other arguments that were recently rejected by the mid-level Superior Court, including a claim that Sandusky's lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and that a prosecutor improperly referred to Sandusky's decision not to testify.

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