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Jerry Sandusky Gets New Sentencing But Loses Bid for New Trial

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Tuesday that convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky should be resentenced. The court denied his request for a new trial, but found that his mandatory minimum sentence on child sex-abuse charges was unconstitutional under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University, was convicted on 45 of 48 counts in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting numerous adolescent and teenage boys in a scandal that rocked the Penn State community. Sandusky’s attorney Alexander Lindsay said he plans to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, and he is hopeful the justices will take up the case. “In doing so, the court has an opportunity to correct one of the most profound injustices in the history of American Jurisprudence,” he said in a statement.