Judge Skerda resentencing of Sandusky abuse Nov. 22

The resentencing of a former Penn State football coach convicted of sexually abusing children has been moved back.

Gerald A. Sandusky, 75, will be resentenced at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Centre County, with Warren-Forest County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Maureen Skerda presiding.

According to the docket sheets in the case, attorneys for both the prosecution, Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Peterson, and the defense, Alexander Lindsay, Jr., filed for a continuance on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Resentencing was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8.

Skerda was appointed to the case in October after Judge John Foradora of Jefferson County recused himself.

Following a 2014 Superior Court ruling that some mandatory minimum sentences were unconstitutional, Sandusky’s team appealed his sentence and conviction.

This year, the Superior Court denied the motion for a new trial but ruled in favor of resentencing.

Sandusky was originally sentenced in 2012 to an aggregate sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison.

According to reports, the resentencing will not necessarily result in a shorter prison term for Sandusky.


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