He is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars and when he stands before a judge today in Bellefonte, we doubt he will get much sympathy given his latest actions.
Disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has released a statement in which he insists he is not a sexual predator, but instead the victim of a wide-ranging conspiracy.
“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.”
The 68-year-old was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse in June and is expected to read the statement at his sentencing this morning.
Additionally, he claims in the mind-boggling statement, that the accusations grew from a story concocted by one of the youths he was mentoring, and was later inflated by police investigators, Penn State officials, the media and others.
“A young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention, started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won,” Sandusky said.
Several of Sandusky’s victims are expected to speak at the hearing.