Convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky, 69 has been denied a new trial for the Penn State sex scandal that has him locked up for at least the next 30 years. The former PSU football coach had requested a new trial on the grounds that his attorneys were not given enough time to prepare for the case. However, in a Jan., 30 decision, the Associated Press reports a judge threw out Sandusky's request for an appeal. In a 27-page decision, the judge reportedly stated that a post-trial review found no new material or evidence that would have changed the trial or his attorney's strategy.
Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts and was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. The evidence was presented during a three week trial in October 2012 and grabbed international media attention. Sandusky immediately vowed an appeal, maintaining his innocence.
Despite Judge John Cleland's decision to deny Sandusky a new trial, his attorneys confirms they plan to appeal to the State Supreme Court within the next 30 days.
Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense.