PSU Sex Abuse Scandal
- PSU trustee election lawsuit argument heard in Centre Co. court
- 5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions
- Barbour next PSU Athletic Director
- Reports: Penn State to name new AD Saturday
- Freeh turning to federal court in defamation lawsuit
- PSU alumnus intends to sue school, trustees over losing BOT election
- PSU joins NCAA in requesting court documents stay sealed
- Judge approves transfer of more Second Mile assets
- Pa. court won't speed up Spanier vs. Freeh lawsuit
- Kane report sheds light on child abuse reporting recommendations
- Corbett: I've never condemned Paterno, 'never will'
- Kane investigation tops $180K, reveals no political motivation
- AG Kane releases report on Sandusky investigation
- Sandusky's wife refutes Attorney General's report
- Report: Missteps, delays abundant in Sandusky investigation
- Report to be released on Sandusky abuse investigation
- AG plans Monday release of Sandusky case review
- Penn State AD Joyner announces retirement
- Corbett says he read Sandusky investigation report
- Senate committee approves PSU BOT reform legislation
- PSU BOT reform legislation vote expected Tuesday
- Judge sets Jan. trial in suit over Penn State fine
- Gov. Corbett meets with investigator over Sandusky case
- Freeh seeks speedy trial on PSU defamation claims
- No rulings in Paterno vs. NCAA hearing
- Paterno family continues fight for more documents in case vs. NCAA
- Erickson reflects on time spent as PSU President
- Penn State announces board of trustee voting results
- PSU BOT voting appears to be down after recording breaking years
- NCAA: Paterno sanctions lawsuit 'ignores reality'
- Rominger files response about leaked court docs, case is sealed
- Rominger responds to court over Sandusky media leaks, would want his filings sealed
- Franklin's involvement in Vanderbilt rape case questioned
- Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills
- Freeh gets expedited appeal in Spanier lawsuit
- Court seeks to examine Penn St.-NCAA agreement
- PSU Clery Act investigation remains ongoing
- PA Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal
- Spanier asks federal court to halt criminal case
- PSU nixed plan to tribute Paterno after his death
- Freeh appeals ruling that delayed Spanier lawsuit
- Low support in state House for PSU BOT changes
- Documents released showing how Freeh was hired for PSU report
- Delay of Spanier's defamation suit lawsuit affirmed
- Former Sandusky lawyer surrenders law license
- Group continues to push for more PSU records to be released
- Former Sandusky attorney being investigated
- Centre Co. seeing spike in abuse case reports in recent week
- Pa. Attorney General's Sandusky case costs nearing $100K
- Former PSU admins again asking for cases to be dismissed
- Penn State expected to name new president today
- AG Kane: Internal review of Sandusky case delayed
- Pa. Court denies Sandusky attorney's appeal
- Judge rules Baldwin testimony may be permissible against 3 PSU ex-administrators
- Paterno lawsuit against NCAA will move forward
- Former PSU president seeks delay in defamation suit against Louis Freeh
- Centre Co. experts weigh in on Lynn case's impact on accused Penn State official's future
- Documentary about State College after Sandusky scandal premieres
- Baldwin testimony quashed; Curley, Schultz, Spanier hearing wraps up early
- Pa. House advances child-abuse reforms
- State details case against ex-PSU president
- Possible changes proposed to PSU sanctions
- Victim 9 sues Sandusky, PSU
- State senators propose PSU Board of Trustee changes
- Expenses for PSU scandal near $52 million
- AG argues against court hearing Sandusky appeal
- Judge sets hearing date for Spanier vs. Freeh case
- Search for next PSU president extended
- Jerry Sandusky lawyers file notice of another appeal
- PSU board calls off special meeting
- Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA goes before judge
- Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky
- Sen. denied request to intervene in NCAA suit
- Lawyers: 19 Sandusky victims settle with Penn St.
- Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Sandusky
- NCAA to restore Penn State football scholarships
- PSU student files lawsuit against police
- Borrowing, protest to mark Penn State meeting
- Sandusky's 1st appeal hearing set for Tuesday
- Former prosecutor says he doesn't think Paterno aided in cover-up
- Changes made to Jerry Sandusky appeal hearing
- PA Superior Court panel to hear Jerry Sandusky appeal
- 3 former PSU administrators to face trial
- McQueary: Paterno said Old Main 'screwed up'
- Testimony: Public information office 'in the dark' about Sandusky investigation
- Penn State community wants answers from administrator hearing
- Freeh stands behind findings in new interview
- Spanier denied access to some evidence
- 6 News Investigation: PSU trustee works to clear criminal record
- Judge approves Matt Sandusky, family name change, documents possibly to be sealed
- Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change
- Paterno statue removal anniversary
- Paterno statue removal anniversary
PA Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal
Updated: Wednesday, April 2 2014, 05:48 PM EDT
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court won't review Jerry Sandusky's 45-count child molestation conviction.
The justices ruled Wednesday that they won't take up the former Penn State assistant football coach's appeal.
Sandusky argued his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial and prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not to testify. Prosecutors had countered that Sandusky didn't provide sufficient basis for the Supreme Court to take up the matter.
Sandusky's lawyer says he is disappointed the court denied his appeal. Sandusky also lost an appeal on his charges to the state Superior Court in October 2013.
The 70-year-old is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. He was convicted in June 2012.
His arrest led to the firing of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno and significant NCAA penalties against the school.
Three other high-ranking school officials, former President Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz, face charges they covered up complaints about Sandusky.
The three are awaiting trial in Dauphin County on perjury charges for allegedly lying to the grand jury investigating the Sandusky case.
Sandusky was the Nittany Lions' longtime defensive coordinator, retiring in 1999. He was granted permission to continue to have access to football facilities and be on campus following his retirement.
Prosecutors said Sandusky used the charity he founded, The Second Mile, as a way to prey on young boys.
Sandusky was arrested on Nov. 4, 2011, after a Pennsylvania grand jury heard months of testimony regarding Sandusky's actions with boys, including testimony from former Penn State coach Mike McQueary, who said he saw Sandusky engaging in acts that appeared sexual in nature in a Penn State locker room shower in 2001.
The investigation into Sandusky's actions began in the mid-2000s by then-Attorney General Tom Corbett. Corbett was elected attorney general in 2004 and won re-election in 2008. He left the office after winning the gubernatorial race in 2010, and appointed Linda Kelly to the position.
Kelly oversaw the prosecution and investigators who worked to convict Sandusky.
In response to the allegations, and later convictions, against Sandusky, the Penn State Board of Trustees hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to conduct an internal investigation into a potential cover-up of Sandusky's actions.
In the report released by Freeh, he and his investigators said evidence showed that Curley, Paterno, Schultz and Spanier were aware of Sandusky's actions and failed to do anything to stop them.
The report was accepted by the school and the NCAA, leading to unprecedented sanctions against the school and football program, including a loss of scholarships, a $60 million fine, the stripping of more than 100 Paterno victories, and a four-year bowl ban.
Since that report, the NCAA has allowed PSU to retain some scholarships lost under the sanctions. The school has also started to make payments toward the fine.
Additionally, several lawsuits have been filed as a result of the Sandusky investigation.
McQueary has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against PSU for wrongful termination. Spanier has sued Freeh and his team for defamation as a result of the report and the Paterno family has sued the NCAA relating to the loss of victories and other issues.
Most recently, Sandusky's wife, Dottie, granted several media interviews where she continued to defend her husband, maintaining his innocence.