Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach from Penn State University, was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexual abuse, Fox News reported.

Sandusky was charged on 45 counts of abuse stemming from his conviction back in June for sexually abusing 10 boys from disadvantaged homes, the New York Times reported.

"I'm not going to sentence you to centuries," Judge John M. Cleland said to Sandusky. "It makes no sense for a 68-year-old man. This sentence will put you in prison for the rest of your life," the New York Times reported.

Sandusky tried painting himself as the victim and denied committing sexual acts against children, Fox News reported.

Before learning his sentence, Sandusky spoke about his good works in the community and how he has helped children over the years, Fox News reported. He talked about missing his loved ones and said he hopes they will be able to get through this hardship.

According to the New York Times, Judge Cleland considered Mr. Sandusky's statement "unbelievable."

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