Convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky has filed a new appeal in Centre County court.
In the 580 page appeal, Sandusky’s attorney claims there’s new evidence in the case, and is asking for a new trial.
Among the new claims is the story of young man, who reportedly initially told police that Sandusky did nothing wrong, and then a few years later, testified that Sandusky sexually assaulted him.
Sandusky’s attorney wants an expert in Repressed Memory to testify, claiming there’s similar stories from other Sandusky accusers, who were paid millions of dollars by Penn State in settlement suits.
Also cited in the appeal is the out of court meeting in a State College motel between the presiding judge and attorneys, before Sandusky’s scheduled preliminary hearing in December of 2011.
In that meeting, it was decided to waive the preliminary hearing in exchange for Sandusky remaining out of jail on bail.
Sandusky’s attorney claims the meeting was highly irregular and allowed the judge to set a stepped up schedule for a trial date, which provided defense attorneys minimal time to prepare for trial.
Sandusky was convicted in 2012 on more than 40 counts of child sex abuse.
He remains jailed in state prison, serving a 30 year sentence.