Sandusky Sentenced to Minimum 30 years

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Sandusky Sentenced to Minimum 30 years

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM CST

Pennsylvania (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, has been sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison for his role in a child sex abuse case.

According to KARE 11, the sentence means the 69-year-old will be in prison until he is almost 100 years old.

Judge John Cleland issued the sentence Tuesday, three months after a jury convicted Sandusky on 45 counts of child abuse.

Sandusky could have faced a 400 year sentence, however Judge Cleland told the former football coach that since he is already 68 years old, he would be in prison "for the rest of your life."

Sandusky plans to appeal, a process his lawyer said will begin in the coming weeks, KARE 11 reports.

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