Sandusky wants a new trial on sex abuse charges

Sandusky wants a new trial on sex abuse charges

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BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The 68-year-old Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years and not more that 60 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 10 at 8:12 AM

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers are seeking a new trial for the former U.S. college football coach convicted of sexually abusing several boys.

The lawyers will argue Thursday in Pennsylvania that they didn't have enough time to prepare for last year's trial.

The case against the 68-year-old Sandusky drew huge national attention because it shook the reputation of one of the country's most legendary sports programs.

Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. He maintains his innocence.

His lawyers say some of the charges were so general and nonspecific that they should have been dismissed.

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Associated Press writer Mark Scolforo contributed.

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