The judge who presided over Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial has denied the former Penn State assistant football coach’s appeals.
Judge John Cleland ruled Wednesday morning against Sandusky’s arguments that his defense attorneys had been rushed to trial. The defense team, led by Joe Amendola, had filed the appeals claiming they had not had sufficient time to study the volumes of documents made available to them before the trial in Centre County began.
Sandusky was convicted in assaults on ten young boys, and was sentenced to 30-to-60 years in prison.
His next appeal would presumably be to the state Superior Court.