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Penn State's Sandusky sentenced to 30-60 years in prison
 
Jerry Sandusky leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.
Jerry Sandusky leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on 45 counts of child molestation in June, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison on Tuesday. Given his age, the sentence effectively puts the disgraced 68-year-old behind bars for the rest of his life. In a taped jailhouse statement released Monday, Sandusky maintained his innocence and criticized prosecutors, the media, and Penn State. His lawyers say they plan to appeal.

 

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