- Sandusky wants Pennsylvania high court to hear his appeal
- He was convicted last year of abusing boys
- $59.7 million recently divided among 26 victims
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of sexually abusing young boys, is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
Sandusky, 69, was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts and is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence. He has always maintained his innocence.
The high court will decide whether to take up Sandusky's appeal, which was denied by a lower court in October. Sandusky's notice of appeal was filed this week.
A jury found evidence that Sandusky abused 10 boys, most of whom he met through his children's charity, The Second Mile. Many of them were abused on Penn State's campus, where Sandusky had access after he retired.
Earlier this week, the university announced it had reached a deal with 26 different men who say they were abused, with a payout of nearly $60 million in civil settlements.
Prosecutors have said that Penn State officials -- former President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley -- all knew about two allegations against Sandusky in 1998 and in 2001.
Curley, Schultz, and Spanier are facing trial on charges including perjury, conspiracy, obstruction, failure to report suspected abuse and endangering the welfare of children. They maintain their innocence.