Former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky maintains his innocence and told a newspaper he was "trying to learn from . . . the struggle and circumstances" as he focuses on an appeal of his conviction on child-sex-abuse charges.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice said Sandusky sent a note from his prison cell declining an interview, saying his attorneys had told him to stay quiet. The paper said Sandusky wrote that "there is much to learn" and that "nobody who covered the case and reported it has the time or took the time to study the allegations . . .. Justice and fairness were not a focus."

Sandusky is serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison. He was convicted of abusing 10 boys. - AP