Sandusky gets 30-plus years
- Published: 9 Oct 2012 at 22.06
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Former Penn State American football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced on Tuesday to an effective life in prison - 30 to 60 years, officially - in a high-profile child sex case that shocked the country.
At an emotional hearing featuring tearful statements from victims, Judge John Cleland warned 68-year-old Sandusky that he was imposing a prison term that had "the unmistakable impact of being for the rest of your life."
Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse in June, after a trial in which he was found guilty of molesting 10 children over a 15-year period, meeting them through a charity he founded for troubled youth.
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