HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is asking a federal court to do what state courts so far haven't and either grant him a new trial or release him from prison.
The 75-year-old Sandusky filed a petition Tuesday that repeats many of the arguments he's made in state courts about why his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction should be overturned.
His claims of a tainted trial in 2012 include a prosecutor's reference to jurors that Sandusky didn't testify, that his former lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare, and that the legal team made several mistakes.
A state appeals court ruled earlier this year that mandatory minimums were improperly applied in sentencing him 30 to 60 years, so he's being resentenced next month in county court.
Jerry Sandusky takes appeal of molestation conviction to US court
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