The day after he released a recording in which he alleged a major conspiracy was behind his conviction for molesting a series of young boys, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced in court this morning.
The former Penn State Defensive Coordinator will serve at least 30 years in a Pennsylvania prison, making it a near certainty that the 68-year old will die behind bars.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of sexual assault, yet has maintained his innocence ever since the charges were brought up.
Those present at the sentencing included Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, and six of Sandusky’s victims; while the monstrous molester donned a red jumpsuit and a bullet-proof vest.
One of Sandusky’s victims, simply known as Victim No. 5, addressed the court during the sentencing and remarked: “The sentence will never erase what he did to me. It will never make me whole.”
Sandusky also spoke for about 13 minutes, insisting “I did not do these disgusting acts” and using a football analogy to proclaim:
“This is the time when you find out who your friends are in the fourth quarter, those who stand by you.”
The former coach’s lawyers have already vowed to appeal his conviction and have 10 days to appeal the sentencing.