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Jerry Sandusky arrives at courthouse for defense challenges about fairness of trial

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a post-sentence motion in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Thursday's hearing in Bellefonte is expected to delve into the legal challenges filed by Sandusky's lawyers, including their claim that a deluge of prosecution materials swamped the defense. Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Gene J. Puskar

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a post-sentence motion in Bellefonte, Pa. on Jan. 10, 2013
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse Thursday morning where his lawyers and prosecutors will argue that the former Penn State assistant football coach didn't get a fair trial. 

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Making his first public appearance in three months, the 68-year-old Sandusy arrived at the courthouse shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. Sandusky maintains his innocence, contending that his lawyers did not have enough time to prepare for the trial.

The hearing was expected to delve into legal challenges including the claim by Sandusky's lawyers that a deluge of prosecution materials swamped the defense.

Electronic devices of all kinds are barred from the courtroom under an order by Judge John Cleland.

Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The case led to the ouster of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, since deceased.

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