Jerry Sandusky walked into a courtroom today and received a 30-60 year sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys while at Penn State.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison earlier today. Judge John Cleland handed down the 30-60 year sentence as punishment for Sandusky’s involvement in the Penn State sex scandal that unfolded last year.
Sandusky worked under Joe Paterno as the long time defensive coordinator for Penn State prior to the sex abuse scandal.
According to Pennsylvania law, Sandusky is ineligible for parole prior to serving at least 30 years. He was actually facing up to 400 years in prison, but apparently the judge decided to have some mercy on him.
During the sentencing Sandusky spoke to the judge and denied all of the abuse allegations while also explaining the pain that his jail sentence would cause his family.
In June Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse after being accused of of molesting 10 boys over a 15 year period.
The mother of one of Sandusky’s victims spoke out in the courtroom during the sentencing and explained how her son contemplated suicide after being attacked by Sandusky.
Even though we can never erase what Jerry Sandusky did, at least he will never see the light of day. The justice system system has made it so he will spend his last days rotting away in prison.
Originally appeared at The Single Fathers Blog