WJAC-TV: PA Court Denies Sandusky Attorney’s Appeal

By WJAC Web Staff

BELLEFONTE – The top court in Pennsylvania has denied a request for a hearing to be held on behalf of one of Jerry Sandusky’s defense attorneys regarding potential information leaks to the media regarding the Sandusky child sex abuse trial.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the hearing for an appeal filed last year by Attorney Karl Rominger. He was ordered to reveal whether he shared with the media any Sandusky-related documents produced by prosecutors in the case.

The court ruled against Rominger’s appeal, upholding a judge’s original order to disclose where any documents were potentially leaked. Meanwhile, Sandusky’s attorneys have appealed his conviction on child sexual abuse charges to the state Supreme Court.

The court has yet to rule on whether or not they’ll hear the appeal. The Pennsylvania Superior Court rejected an appeal by Sandusky’s attorneys in October. Attorneys argued that they did not have enough time to build a defense.

Sandusky was sentenced 30 to 60 years in a state prison for his June 2012 conviction on 45 counts related to child sexual abuse.

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