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Jerry Sandusky files appeal against conviction, sentence

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Jerry Sandusky

(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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