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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison

  • Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on charges of child sexual abuse.

    Judge John M. Cleland handed down the sentence on Tuesday after Sandusky was found guilty in June on 45 counts charging him with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a period of 15 years, preying on boys he met through the Second Mile charity, which he himself founded.

    The punishment is essentially a life sentence for the 68-year-old.

    Sandusky, who has always maintained his innocence, plans to appeal the verdict.

    The scandal, which broke last November following Sandusky's arrest, tarnished the university’s reputation.