The defense team in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case was granted extra time in filing their support of post-sentencing motions, according to court documents filed today.
Presiding Judge John Cleland granted the defense attorneys until Dec. 14 to file a supporting brief or statements in support of the original post-sentencing motions, which argue that the defendant did not have enough time in preparation for the trial, according to court documents.
Prosecutors are expected to file a reply to the defense no later than Jan. 3. The hearing for post-sentencing motions was rescheduled accordingly for Jan. 10 in Courtroom 1 of the Centre County Courthouse, according to court documents.
The hearing was originally scheduled for Dec. 10.
The former assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 courts of sexual abuse in late June and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in October.
He continues to maintain his innocence.