Sandusky’s request for a retrial rejected

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A judge in Pennsylvania rejected serial child molester Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial.  

Sandusky’s request was based on claims of an ineffective counsel and prosecutorial misconduct including misstatements to the jury.  He also argued that some victims’ recollections changed following therapy.  

The 73-year-old former Penn State Assistant Football Coach was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period.  He is serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence.  Sandusky has 30 days to appeal Wednesday’s ruling. 

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he believes Sandusky’s convictions will continue to stand. 

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