Judge John Cleland has ordered Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, to be brought to court in Centre County from a state prison in Greene County so he can be present during the October 29th appeal hearing.
Jerry Sandusky is appealing his 2012 conviction. He claims his trial attorney was ineffective. Also he says he was prejudiced because three former Penn State administrators were awaiting trial for alleged cover-up charges and were unable to testify at his trial.
The attorney general’s office is calling the appeal ‘baseless.’
Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with 52 counts of child sexual abuse. He met his victims through The Second Mile, a nonprofit organization for underprivileged youth. On June 22, 2012 Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 child abuse charges. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, basically a life sentence for a man his age.