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Sandusky Sentenced To At Least 30 Years

5:01 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky will spend the next 30-60 years behind bars for his conviction on dozens of counts of child sexual abuse.

WEB EXTRA: Attorney Dennis Vacco analyzes Sandusky's sentence

Judge John Cleland handed down the sentence Tuesday.  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.  He could have been sentenced up to 400 years.

Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom during the sentence.

He's convicted of 45 counts involving 10 victims over 15 years. He met most if not all of the boys through a charity for at-risk youth he founded in 1977.

The 68-year-old Sandusky maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.   CNN reports that Sandusky repeated in court multiple times "I did not do these disgusting acts."

Eight of the victims testified, describing a range of abuse that included grooming, fondling, oral sex and anal sex. Eight lawyers are currently representing 20 people who have sued or are potential civil claimants.

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