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Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys over 15 years, has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.
CNN reports that members of the jury that convicted him planned on attending the hearing. Juror Ann Van Kuren told CNN, "I would like him to say he's sorry. I'd like him to apologize and recognize what he did was wrong. But I don't believe that is what I'm going to hear."
The sentencing also comes a day after Sandusky released an audio recording to Penn State’s Comm Radio.
“They can take away my life, they can make me as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. In my heart I know I did not do these alleged, disgusting acts,” Sandusky says in the recording. “... ... The accusers were products of many more people and experiences than me. Look at their confidants and their honesty. Think about how easy it was to turn on me, given the information, attention and potential perks.”
Sandusky was the defensive coordinator under Joe Paterno for Penn State’s football team. He was forced to retire only after state prosecutors began their investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in 2009. He was arrested in November and Paterno was later fired. Paterno died on Jan. 22.
The NCAA also placed harsh penalties on the school, including erasing 14 years worth of victories. University President Graham Spanier was also forced out, notes CBS News.
Men have also begun filing lawsuits against the school and the trial of administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley, who are charged with failing to report abuse, is pending.