Jerry Sandusky was in court this morning for the hours long sentencing hearing.
He faced around 400 years in prison.
The judge was expected to throw the maximum sentence at him for each of the 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
In a surprising move, he released a statement from jail, still claiming innocence.
"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. 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. Our love continues."
He then began to say it was all a conspiracy against him.
That it was all the victims' faults and basically everyone ever was out to get him.
"A young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser, and always sought attention, started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won. I've wondered what they really won: Attention, financial gain, prestige … will all be temporary. Before you blame me, as others have, look at everything and everybody."
We feel like he knows he's going to die in prison, so he's doing whatever he can to try and stop that from happening.
Regardless of today's sentencing, we know he'll try and appeal.
But it won't matter. You can't escape from the truth.
That's why he was basically just sentenced to life in prison. Yup, you heard us!
"Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in child sex abuse case"
At age 68, that means he'll die in prison.
Justice has been served.
[Image via AP Images.]
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