Sandusky to Serve at Least 30 Years

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years Tuesday on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Sandusky, who has continued declaring his innocence since his conviction June 22, insisted that the conviction was "a well-orchestrated conspiracy."

He claims the conspiracy began with an accuser, known to the court as Victim No. 1, then was furthered by the media, investigators, Penn State officials, psychologists, other accusers and civil attorneys. 

The fact that Sandusky continues to blame his victims – and the system that finally rescued them – is "not unexpected," according to the attorney for one of the victims. Although some say the sentence is too light, and did not send a strong enough message, the fact remains that Sandusky will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. 

Athletic director Tim Curley and PSU vice president Gary Shultz will go on trial in January on perjury charges. Those charges stem from lying to a grand jury about what former Penn State football coach Mike McQueary told them about an attack he witnessed. McQueary filed a defamation suit against the university last week

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