Highlights: Jerry Sandusky who began his coaching career at Penn State in 1969 has been sentenced.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, 68, appeared before Judge John Cleland Tuesday morning to hear his fate and was sentenced to to a minimum of 30 years and maximum of 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of ten boys which he met through “The Second Mile” charity which he founded in 1977.
Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that at the age of 68, he would be in prison “for the rest of his life.”
Sandusky, who released an audio recording on Monday…proclaiming his innocence…faced up to 400 years behind bars for the 45 counts of child molestation which he was found guilty of on June 22, 2012.
Sandusky’s who has been described as a “predatory pedophile” and a “sick, disturbed man,” who targeted “the most vulnerable kids, kids in need.” was charged with …Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, criminal intent to commit indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering welfare of children.
Following the sentencing… Joe Amendola, Sandusky’s attorney told reporters outside court that he would file an appeal on behalf of his client within 10 days.
Listen to Sandusky Claims his Innocence Audio Here
The Second Mile, founded in 1977 in State College, Pennsylvania, is a statewide, nonprofit organization for children who need additional support and who would benefit from positive human contact.
CBS.com – Key Dates in the Penn State Child Sex Abuse Case [LINK]
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.
- September 2010 – Sandusky retires from day-to-day involvement with The Second Mile, saying he wants to spend more time with family and handle personal matters.
- Nov. 5, 2011 – Sandusky is arrested and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts.
- Nov. 7, 2011 – Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says Paterno is not a target of the investigation into how the school handled the accusations. But she refuses to say the same for Spanier. Curley and Schultz, who step down from their positions, surrender on charges that they failed to alert police to complaints against Sandusky.
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Just one day following the Jerry Scumdusky (Sandusky) guilty verdict, the former Penn State Defensive Coordinator has been place on precautionary (for his own safety) suicide watch. According to sources, placing him on suicide watch doesn’t mean he has made comments or gestures which would indicate that he is a high risk.