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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:07 AM

Sandusky appeals sex abuse conviction

Source: CNN

Jerry Sandusky gets a shot at regaining some of his freedom Thursday, when his lawyers launch an appeal to reverse his conviction on multiple counts of child sex abuse.

The coach was sentenced in October to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys during a 15-year period. He originally faced the possibility of up to a 400-year prison term.

The former Penn State assistant football coach will appear at the Center County court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, where his legal team will make a "post-sentence motion."

Judge John Cleland, who presided over Sandusky's conviction and sentencing will not rule on it until a yet-unannounced future date.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/us/pennsylvania-sandusky-appeal/index.html

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alp227 Jan 2013 OP
davidpdx Jan 2013 #1
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #2
davidpdx Jan 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #5
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #6
SoapBox Jan 2013 #7
Tempest Jan 2013 #8

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:57 AM

1. That won't go anywhere

I'm more concerned about the other people involved being held accountable now that Sandusky is put away as well as making sure the sanctions against Penn State kept.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:00 AM

2. It's one last act of abuse.

Sandusky, by appealing, can keep his victims from moving on...as long as his appeals continue, they STILL aren't free of him-it still isn't really over.

It restores his power over those he abused, for at least a little while longer.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:08 AM

3. I agree, but as long as he loses the appeals

no one should have to testify again. I suppose even the possibility of that happening is pretty scary.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:37 AM

4. Choke. (Nt)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:13 AM

5. As a former CPS investigator:

I say leave him in jail!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:08 AM

6. This guy is so used to higher-ups sanctioning his depravity...

that he honestly can't believe that this is happening to him, that he's actually being held accountable for his disgusting acts. It's like he truly believes that his rescue from all of this will happen any day now.

This, again, makes me think that this story goes much, much deeper. I truly believe his "charity" was the front for a pedophile ring with some VERY powerful members, who also happened to donate substantial amounts to Penn State. This would explain why his "charity" completely shut down almost immediately after this story came to light, why the investigation into other aspects of the case seems to be moving at a glacial pace, and why this piece of shit continues to behave the way he does.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:29 AM

7. Go away forced Coach Pervert.

Sheesh...STFU!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. He has no chance

He's just making the victims suffer more.

Put him in the general population.

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