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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, was sentenced Tuesday to between 30 and 60 years in prison for his sexual abuse of boys who were enrolled in a football program he led.  From CNN.com:

During Tuesday’s hearing, some of Sandusky’s victims addressed the court, while others had statements read by prosecutors, all in an effort to persuade the judge to impose a harsh sentence.

“The pain is real and it will be inside me forever,” said a man identified as Victim No. 5.

He added that he will never forget the image of Sandusky “forcing himself on me and forcing my hand on him.”

Another victim, No. 6., described the “deep wounds” that left him praying for help. “It’s time for you to admit your sins,” he said.

But Sandusky did the opposite.

“I did not do these disgusting acts,” he told the court several times, calling his situation “the worst loss of my life.”

“I will cherish the opportunity to be a candle for others,” he said, adding that “somehow, some way, something good will come out of this.”

Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

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Penn State Coach Sandusky Admits He Showered with Boys

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas Monday night, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky admits that he showered and “horsed around” with boys as young as 10 years of age.  The 67-year-old Sandusky maintains that he is “innocent” of child sexual abuse allegations that have brought national attention and outrage to the Penn State campus, according to CNN.com:

In a telephone interview with NBC’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams,” Sandusky admitted that some details in the graphic 23-page grand jury report released earlier this month are correct.

“I could say I have done some of those things,” he said. “I have horsed around with kids I have showered (with) after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact.”

Still, Sandusky claimed he has been falsely accused of crimes. When pressed, the 67-year-old Sandusky said the only thing he did wrong was having “showered with those kids.”

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