Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years in Prison

The Atlantic
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left,  arrives for sentencing on child sex abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, arrives for sentencing on child sex abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison, essentially guarantee that 68-year-old convicted child abuser will stay in jail the rest of his life. Sandusky was convicted this summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, with each one carrying a possible sentence of 10 years. In a statement released last night, Sandusky continued claim his innocence, blaming his victims, prosecutors, and Penn State University for orchestrating a conspiracy against him.

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