The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Witnesses said Sandusky used the charitable organization he founded for troubled children as his personal hunting ground to find and groom boys to become his victims.
Judge John Cleland sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in prison. Under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky cannot be released on parole before the minimum term is up.
Sandusky’s arrest in 2011 led to the eventual dismissal of late Penn St. head coach Joe Paterno as well as NCAA sanctions against the university for attempting to cover up the sexual allegations against Sandusky for years.
Amazingly, Sandusky still proclaims his innocence and plans to appeal the sentence. Either way, good riddance.
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