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Jerry Sandusky to launch new appeal

Jerry Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky will appeal his case again and, this time, will include grand jury materials in filings.

Sandusky is entitled to have his case reviewed under the state Post Conviction Relief Act and, according to a court filing Wednesday in Centre County Court, the appeal will be entered in the next few days.

Sandusky wants to include parts of grand jury testimony, and his attorney, Alexander Lindsay, requested in the motion that the court allow the grand jury portions to be filed under seal.

McKean County Senior Judge John M. Cleland, who presided over Sandusky’s trial, granted the motion Wednesday.

Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges he faced in relation to child sex abuse in June 2012 and sentenced to 30-60 years in state prison. In 2013, he appealed his conviction and sentence to the state Superior Court, which denied the request. The state Supreme Court rejected a request to hear a further appeal in April 2014.

If the court were to rule in Sandusky’s favor, it could order a retrial, rearraignment, a correction of sentence, discharge or order other relief, according to the act.

Sandusky is held at Greene state prison in Waynesburg.