Jerry Sandusky to be re-sentenced for 45-count child molestation conviction

/ AP

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel said that included the improper application of mandatory minimums.

In a 119-page opinion, the appeals panel struck down argument after argument that lawyers for Sandusky, 75, had made in seeking a new trial.

His defense lawyer, Al Lindsay, said he was disappointed, but will ask the state's highest court to reconsider.

Lindsay said he was unsure if the new sentencing is likely to result in a substantially different sentence.

"I suppose it depends on the judge and what happens before the sentencing and after the sentencing," Lindsay said.

The U.S. Supreme Court has indicated that jurors must consider anything that could result in a longer sentence, and such elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. A judge, not jury, sentenced Sandusky.

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years in prison 23 photos

The state attorney general's office said it was pleased that Sandusky's convictions remained intact.

"The Superior Court has agreed with our office that it was proper for the court below to reject Sandusky's claims," said Joe Grace, a spokesman for the prosecutors. "We look forward to appearing for the new sentencing proceedings and arguing to the court as to why this convicted sex offender should remain behind bars for a long time."

Victims testified at his trial that Sandusky subjected them to a range of abuse, from grooming to violent sexual attacks. Sandusky has consistently maintained his innocence.

Lindsay said Sandusky asked him to release a statement vowing to "not rest until the public understands what has happened and decision-makers acknowledge the injustice."

"It's time to unmask those who have been deceitful and dishonest," the statement read. "It's time to expose those who have hidden personal agendas. Now is the time to present the 'real scandal' and all the damage that has been done. What has happened is a travesty. What will happen will be our legacy."

Sandusky's arrest led the university to push out Hall of Fame head coach Joe Paterno and then-university president Graham Spanier.

Jail time for former Penn State officials

First published on February 5, 2019

© 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years in prison

Sandusky to be re-sentenced for child molestation conviction

Jerry Sandusky​ lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction

updated 12M ago

Here's who's coming to the State of the Union address

Guests for this year's State of the Union include former Trump National Golf Club employees and formerly furloughed workers

updated 31M ago

Several Patriots players plan to skip White House visit

While a formal invitation is still pending for the Patriots, a growing list of players on the team have declined ahead of time

updated 25M ago

Texas rep expects Trump to make case for a border wall at State of the Union

"We're going to keep working to secure the border, and not blink until we either get it done or the voters get to speak in 2020"

updated 27M ago

Steven Tyler opens "Janie's House" to help abused girls

The house is named after "Janie's Got A Gun," which is about an abused girl getting revenge on her father

1H ago

Here's who's coming to the State of the Union address

Guests for this year's State of the Union include former Trump National Golf Club employees and formerly furloughed workers

updated 31M ago

Texas rep expects Trump to make case for a border wall at State of the Union

"We're going to keep working to secure the border, and not blink until we either get it done or the voters get to speak in 2020"

updated 27M ago

Grassley explains why he thinks Russia probe is almost over

The former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he hopes the special counsel wraps up soon

2H ago

Med school will publish report on racist photos

Officials from the medical school Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attended spoke about racist photo that appeared on his yearbook page. A community advisory board and law firm are investigating

1H ago

Trump to tap David Malpass to lead World Bank

Malpass has been an outspoken skeptic of the 189-nation World Bank, a leading source of funding for economic development

3H ago

Dinosaur that used spiny back to defend itself found in Patagonia

The new species of dicraeosauridae, christened Bajadasaurus pronuspinax, was revealed in scientific journal Nature

updated 54M ago

Liam Neeson says he's "not racist" after disturbing interview

Neeson, 66, joined ABC's "Good Morning America" to further explain his controversial comments

1H ago

How Venezuela's crisis could harm an entire generation of children

Former U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy says the world has a stake in helping kids weather this political crisis

2H ago

Trump to tap David Malpass to lead World Bank

Malpass has been an outspoken skeptic of the 189-nation World Bank, a leading source of funding for economic development

3H ago

Pope says priests' abuse of nuns went as far as "sexual slavery"

Catholic leader admits sexual abuse of nuns by clergy members is still a problem but insists, "we are working on it"

1H ago

Liam Neeson says he's "not racist" after disturbing interview

Neeson, 66, joined ABC's "Good Morning America" to further explain his controversial comments

1H ago

Steven Tyler opens "Janie's House" to help abused girls

The house is named after "Janie's Got A Gun," which is about an abused girl getting revenge on her father

1H ago

Angie Thomas' new novel is for kids who see themselves in hip-hop

Angie Thomas’ debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” just celebrated its 100th week on the New York Times best-seller list

2H ago

Andy Cohen welcomes baby boy via surrogate

Cohen's first child was born in Los Angeles on Monday evening

8H ago

Liam Neeson under fire for comments on race and revenge

Liam Neeson admits in an interview he once had violent thoughts about killing a black person after learning that someone close to him had been raped

7H ago

Dinosaur that used spiny back to defend itself found in Patagonia

The new species of dicraeosauridae, christened Bajadasaurus pronuspinax, was revealed in scientific journal Nature

updated 54M ago

Facebook messenger rolls out unsend feature

After Facebook came under fire for letting Mark Zuckerberg alter message history, it gave all users an "unsend" option

updated 36M ago

What happened when I asked Alexa and Google Assistant for my data

As smart home devices become increasingly popular, concerns about data collection aren't going away

4H ago

Crypto company out $137M after passwords die with owner

The founder's widow said "repeated and diligent searches" for a password have failed

18H ago

Tech investor says Facebook is "terrible for America"

"Zucked" author Roger McNamee says Facebook is a threat to democracy, public health and privacy, and makes everyone vulnerable to bad actors

Feb 4

Study reveals top reason people use medical marijuana

More than 30 states now allow marijuana for dozens of health problems if a doctor approves

updated 11M ago

7 steps for heart health may also help with diabetes

New research shows these lifestyle habits can significantly reduce the risk of both heart disease and diabetes

1H ago

Women's brains appear "years younger" than men's, study finds

New research offers clues as to why women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer

4H ago

Pot for pets? Cannabis products marketed for animals

Some animal lovers are giving the supplements a try, but experts caution they aren't necessarily a good fit for every pet

Feb 4

3rd poultry firm recalls chicken on fears of tainted goods

Pilgrim's Pride recall follows Tyson and Perdue moves to stop sales of food possibly tainted with extraneous material

Feb 4

How to avoid common financial mistakes

CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger provides practical advice that will help you become more financially savvy

2H ago

Sexual harassment rife in the legal profession

Many law firms remain an "old boys club," according to survey exploring job-seekers' work experiences

1H ago

Facebook messenger rolls out unsend feature

After Facebook came under fire for letting Mark Zuckerberg alter message history, it gave all users an "unsend" option

updated 36M ago

Ban on foie gras in NYC restaurants proposed

Bill would have the Big Apple following California in outlawing delicacy that animal advocates say involves cruelty

5H ago

The state of the facts on U.S. economy, taxes and more

Solid economic growth gives President Trump something to brag about in State of the Union address, though clouds hover

6H ago

Sandusky to be re-sentenced for child molestation conviction

Jerry Sandusky​ lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction

updated 12M ago

Nurse accused of assaulting patient pleads not guilty

Nathan Sutherland is accused of raping a patient at Hacienda HealthCare

2H ago

Va. state trooper, drug suspect shot to death during home search

Authorities say suspect fired at officers who entered a home to look for drugs, killing trooper, and officers then shot suspect

9H ago

Lawsuit alleges "inhumane" conditions in cold Brooklyn jail

A lawsuit filed Monday says a weeklong power failure at a federal jail in New York City caused "inhumane conditions" for inmates

21H ago

Judge lets church shooting victims sue gun retailer

Families of those killed in the 2017 massacre in Sutherland Springs argue Academy Sport & Outdoors is liable

22H ago  Original Article