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Sandusky arrives at court for resentencing in sex abuse case

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse to be resentenced.

The 75-year-old Sandusky smiled as he was escorted into Centre County Court on Friday in Bellefonte (BELL’-font) with his hands handcuffed in front of him and carrying papers.

When a reporter asked him whether he maintains his innocence, he responded with, “absolutely.”

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years.

An appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him.

Court filings in recent weeks indicate that there may be arguments about Sandusky’s designation as a sexually violent predator.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for resentencing on his conviction of 45 counts of child sexual abuse Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for resentencing on his conviction of 45 counts of child sexual abuse Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa., to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa., to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)