Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: 30 to 60 Years in Prison

Former Penn State football coach likely to spend the rest of his life in prison for sexual abuse of children.
3:00 | 10/09/12

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Transcript for Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: 30 to 60 Years in Prison
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry sandusky right now live picture there -- -- Pennsylvania just learning his -- A judge handed down his sentence on his convictions of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. And sandusky has been sentenced to no less than thirty years behind bars up to sixty years total behind bars this of course would essentially. Put him in jail for. The rest of his life he would be 98 years old theoretically people's. Possibly get out now there he goes he's on his way back to. His jail cell -- arrived at the courthouse there -- Pennsylvania this morning was defiant to the end. Ask -- to make a statement to the judge this morning and last night he released a recording Ellis came from behind bars and proclaimed his innocence. He says he didn't get a fair trial but he's been unjustly treated like a monster -- that one of his victims is a veteran accusers seeking attention. Let's send us he's -- -- also spoke out in court this morning three of them spoke out. And attorneys claim sandusky claims of -- conspiracy among ten separate victims are just preposterous. Sandusky again found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse against children. A little more than three months ago. He -- 68 years old again this is a live picture from -- font Pennsylvania and to repeat his -- this morning he was sentenced to no less. Than thirty years behind bars up to sixty years behind bars essentially you can. Interpret that as a life sentence he would be 98 years old and thirty years. So this is a life sentence -- the judge basically said it made no sense to sentence him to hundreds of years when essentially. That sentence will put him behind bars for the rest of his life. He again said that he was innocence and -- maintain this three victims did address him. In court we'll have more on this breaking story as it develops. It's been a special with the from in the ABC news now.

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