Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30- 60 Years in Jail

By Scott Sarvay

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM EDT

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Former-Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning and will spend the rest of his life in prison after his recent conviction of child sexual abuse.

Sandusky, 68, would be 98 at his earliest possible release date. Sandusky will now have his mental and health needs evaluated by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Authorities are still deciding where to place the incarcerated Sandusky. His case could make him a target for other inmates.

ABC News reports that there are 25 prisons for men in Pennsylvania that Sandusky could be sent to, none of which have a special housing unit or facility for sex offenders.


His attorneys will appeal the sentence saying they were not given enough time to prepare for trial.


Sandusky was convicted in June and found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Sandusky admits he made some bad decisions but "maintains his innocence."

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