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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky made headlines in November 2011, when he was arrested on several sexual offenses related to children. He was later found guilty of 45 charges and sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.
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Maybe this gets misinterpreted."
Pennsylvania authorities hold a very different opinion of Sandusky. By the time his trial had started in June 2012, the number of charges against Sandusky had grown to 52 and included an additional two victims. Some reports indicated that these victims may be just the tip of the iceberg; Newsweek reported that the number could be as high as 100.
As the trial has progressed,
several victims have taken the stand to face Sandusky and tell the jury about what he had inflicted upon them. The defense presented several witnesses to support Sandusky, including his wife, Dottie. But the former assistant coach didn't take the stand in his own defense.
On the night of June 22, 2012, the jury delivered its guilty verdict on 45 out of 48 charges in the case. Four charges had been dropped. In October 2012, Sandusky was sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in prison. In an interview conducted the day before his sentencing hearing, the former assistant coach continued to insist his innocence in the case. "They can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," Sandusky said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts. My wife has been my only sex partner, and that was after marriage."
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