The former Penn State University assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 years for molesting boys that he allegedly “mentored”.
His sentence is between 30 and 60 years; long enough to ensure that Sandusky can never molest other children.
Although it is likely a death sentence based on his age, he was sentenced to much less than the up to 400 years in prison he could have faced for his convictions on 45 counts of child sexual abuse against 10 boys
The once respected assistant football coach and the presumed heir to legendary and now deceased and disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, used his position with his charity for troubled children to abuse the boys.
Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that age 68 he would be imprisoned for the rest of his life. Cleland said,
The crime is not only about what you did to their bodies but to their psyches and their souls and the assaults of the well-being of the larger community in which we all live.
Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola said that he would file an appeal within 10 days. He is also saying that he did not have enough time to prepare an adequate defense for his client.
As expected Sandusky did speak at his sentencing hearing and said he was advised against making a lengthy statement.
Sandusky’s rambling statement echoed the words that he said in his surprise statement Monday night in which he blamed everyone but himself for his conviction.
He proclaimed his innocence much to the disgust of the victims present in the courtroom.
After his assessment for prison, Sandusky will likely be segregated from the rest of the prison population to serve out his sentence.
Rumors are abound that Sandusky plans to write a book, however he will not be able to profit from it.