Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years
By Brian Bennett
Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years and no more than 60 years on child sex-abuse charges. Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse in June.
The sentence means that Sandusky, who is 68, will likely live out the rest of his days behind bars.
Sandusky has maintained his innocence and did so again during the sentencing hearing. He spoke for about 15 minutes, echoing most of what he had said Monday. Three of Sandusky's victims read statements, and a statement was read from the mother of another victim.
Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that his repeated denials of guilt "make you dangerous." Sandusky's lawyer said he plans to appeal the conviction.
Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former senior administrator Gary Schultz are scheduled to go on trial for perjury on Jan. 7.