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Sandusky Expected To Appear In Court On Thursday

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear inside a central Pennsylvania courtroom for a hearing about whether his lawyers had enough time to prepare for trial.

The proceeding before Judge John Cleland on Thursday is expected to last less than two hours.

The topic is Sandusky’s post-sentencing motions, which are currently pending in front of Cleland.

Cleland issued an order last week for county deputies to bring Sandusky to Bellefonte for the hearing.

He’s currently serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted this summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

The 68-year-old Sandusky spent decades as an assistant football coach under former head coach Joe Paterno. He maintains his innocence and is pursuing appeals.

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