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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years


BELLEFONTE, PA (AP) - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at least until he's nearly 100 years old.

Judge John Cleland issued the sentence Tuesday, three months after a jury convicted Sandusky on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Sandusky maintains his innocence and plans to appeal, a process his lawyer has said will probably begin in the coming weeks.

Sandusky is professing his innocence, says he is not a monster and says he didn't do the "alleged disgusting acts."

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He got off easy. At least he

He got off easy. At least he won't be alone with another little boy for the rest of his life.

He'll get a new name in prison

ChoMo, short for Child Molester (prison slang). He'll have to be put in protective custody to protect him from prison justice.

May he rot behind bars for

May he rot behind bars for the rest of his life... don't drop the soap!

not fair

why for he have to so long go away when other people murder and go for much less?i dont think it not was fair

He was convicted in a court

He was convicted in a court of law. He is guilty. He deserves so much more punishment than 30 years. I am glad that he will have to look over his shoulder for the rest of his pathetic life.

Can't believe you made that statement

I can't believe you made the statement that his sentence was to long!!! What planet are you from? This man deserved everything he got and more. Do you not have any kids, and if so would you feel the same way if your son had been one of the victims? Think before you make such dumb statements!!!!

why if he not did the stuffs

why if he not did the stuffs he they say did not do?im sure proven inosent very soon to then be free

Hey Tweety...this is

Hey Tweety...this is Clunky...your old friend from high school :-)
Are you still teaching English at UNC...and how's the wife...any puppies yet?

not fair

You are such a Jack@@@@@@@@s take a look a the crimes and how many charges.


I couldn't agree with you more. So sad to see the rest of his life wasted like this

Reading your words here

Reading your words here painted a mental picture of you saying them from a mountain top with echoing effects.
Google has Spell Check but no Sentence Phrasing Check...yet. You must have sent that reply from one of those new Smart Phones.