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Sandusky Gets 30-Year Minimum Prison Term for Sex Abuse

Jerry Sandusky, the ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing children, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, concluding a prosecution that tarnished the school’s image and led to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, 68, appeared yesterday before Common Pleas Court Judge John Cleland wearing an orange jumpsuit and white sneakers. The hearing in state court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, came almost four months after he was found guilty of abusing 10 boys over a 15 year-period. He was convicted on 45 counts.