Jerry Sandusky was today sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.
The 68-year-old was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse in June.
Three victims spoke, often fighting back tears. One looked Sandusky in the eyes at times during his statement.
Eight of the boys he was found guilty of molesting testified at his trial, describing a range of abuse that included fondling, oral sex and anal intercourse. One of the prosecution’s star witnesses, former graduate assistant Mike McQueary, testified that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in a locker room shower.
Despite the charges, Sandusky yesterday protested his innocence.
“They can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart,” Sandusky said in a statement recorded from his jail cell in Bellefonte, Pa., and aired on the Penn State student radio station. “In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts.”
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