Sandusky again seeks

to appeal

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is again seeking to appeal his 2012 conviction for sexual assaulting boys.

Centre County Court Judge John M. Cleland on Wednesday granted Sandusky permission to file a sealed petition for post-conviction relief. Sandusky sought to seal the petition because it is expected to include information concerning secret grand jury proceedings, his lawyer, Alexander Lindsay, said.

Lindsay intended to file the petition Thursday, he said. He declined to discuss the nature of the appeal.

Sandusky, 71, was is serving 30 to 60 years for abusing 10 boys. His previous appeals - arguing that his lawyers lacked sufficient preparation time, and that prosecutors and the trial judges made missteps during the case -- have been rejected.

- Jason Laughlin