Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP)— Jerry Sandusky was sentenced this morning to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence - in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.

A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.

Three victims spoke, often fighting back tears. One looked Sandusky in the eyes at times during his statement.

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