The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it won’t hear an appeal of Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction, The Associated Press reported.

The former assistant football coach for Penn State argued that his lawyers were rushed before his 2012 trial that ended in his conviction on 45 counts, the wire service said.

The appeal also questioned the judge’s instructions to the jury, the AP reported.

Sandusky has always maintained his innocence.

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.