Sandusky due in court today for appeal hearing

Written by The Associated Press | May 2, 2016 5:01 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse essorted by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, after attending a post-sentence motion hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

(Bellefonte) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a courtroom near his State College home today as he continues to pursue appeals of his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse.

Judge John Cleland is slated to hear arguments this morning from prosecutors and Sandusky's attorneys as the 72-year-old state prison inmate seeks a hearing in which he can present evidence that supports his claim that he was wrongly convicted.

Sandusky's lawyers want to put on the stand people involved in investigating and prosecuting the case, Sandusky's trial defense team and others.

He wants his charges thrown out or to be granted a new trial.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence at the Greene state prison for abuse of 10 boys.

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