Sandusky Sentenced to 30–60 Years

    Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center,  arrives for sentencing 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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    Time to face the music. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for 45 counts of child abuse. Judge John Cleland could have sentenced Sandusky to up to 400 years, but Cleland said that this sentence “has the unmistakable impact of saying the rest of your life.” Sandusky opted not to speak at his trial, but apparently had been crafting a statement while in jail and told the judge on Tuesday that he has “been kissed by dogs, been bit my dogs. I've been me.” Five of his victims either spoke or had messages read for them at the sentencing, with one victim saying “I want you to know that I don’t forgive you and I don’t know that I will ever forgive you.”

    Victims speak in court.

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