Jerry Sandusky speaks on eve of sentencing

October, 8, 2012
10/08/12
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We'll hear from Jerry Sandusky in court Tuesday, but on the eve of his sentencing for 45 counts of child sexual abuse, the former Penn State assistant coach released an audio clip from jail Monday night, proclaiming his innocence and denouncing his accusers.

Penn State's student radio station obtained the three-minute audio clip and aired it just after 6 p.m. ET. Sandusky begins by saying, "I'm responding to the worst loss of my life." He then laments what he believes was not having a fair opportunity to prepare for trial, says his wife, Dottie, has been his only sex partner and says the first accuser, who he describes as "a dramatic, veteran accuser and always sought attention," started the allegations and "a well-orchestrated effort" that included the media, Penn State, investigators, attorneys jumped in. He said he lost his case because of "speculation and stories."

"They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," Sandusky says. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged, disgusting acts."

Sandusky didn't testify during his trial in June.

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