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Sandusky In Court

Posted: 6:49 PM, Aug 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-13 18:49:00-04

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky took the stand Friday in an effort to overturn his conviction on child molestation charges.

The seventy two year old said he had never previously addressed the allegations in open court.

He said he wanted to testify during his 2012 trial, but his attorney told him not to.

He's now serving 30 to 60 years.

Friday was the first day of a three day hearing the falls under Pennsylvania's post conviction relief act.

If Sandusky can demonstrate that his lawyers failed him in the first trial, he may get a new one or have his conviction overturned.