Sandusky due in court in child sex-abuse conviction appeal


BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear in a courtroom as he pursues an appeal of his child sex-abuse conviction.

The hearing Thursday in a Centre County courtroom near State College concerns whether Sandusky's lawyers can be allowed to subpoena witnesses and get access to emails between prosecutors and judges.

The appeal is under Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act, which is narrower than a previous round of appeals that he lost.

Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison after being convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.