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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:54 AM

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years for child sex abuse

Source: NBC

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years for child sex abuse
By M. Alex Johnson and Kimberly Kaplan, NBC News



Updated at 10:38 a.m. ET: BELLEFONTE, Pa. Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison Tuesday for abusing 10 boys he met over 15 years through his charity for troubled children.

Sandusky, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, could have faced as long as 400 years for his convictions on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. But Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that at age 68, he would be in prison "for the rest of your life."

Danielle Leigh, Tom Winter and Michael Isikoff of NBC News and Karen Araiza and Katy Zachry of NBC station WCAU in Philadelphia contributed to this report by M. Alex Johnson and Kimberly Kaplan of NBC News. Follow M. Alex Johnson on Twitter and Facebook.
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"The crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyches and their souls and the assault to the well-being of the larger community in which we all live," Cleland said.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/09/14315772-jerry-sandusky-gets-30-to-60-years-for-child-sex-abuse?lite

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Reply Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years for child sex abuse (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
BeliQueen Oct 2012 #1
LynneSin Oct 2012 #3
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #7
sir pball Oct 2012 #13
femrap Oct 2012 #11
lalalu Oct 2012 #2
Happyhippychick Oct 2012 #4
gopiscrap Oct 2012 #5
marble falls Oct 2012 #8
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #9
Jamastiene Oct 2012 #18
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #28
Major Hogwash Oct 2012 #31
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #6
Comrade Grumpy Oct 2012 #10
sir pball Oct 2012 #15
Arkana Oct 2012 #17
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #20
LanternWaste Oct 2012 #24
AngryOldDem Oct 2012 #27
SoapBox Oct 2012 #12
jsr Oct 2012 #14
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2012 #30
byeya Oct 2012 #16
closeupready Oct 2012 #21
iandhr Oct 2012 #23
iandhr Oct 2012 #22
MrSlayer Oct 2012 #25
lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #26
Akoto Oct 2012 #29
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:57 AM

1. That's all.

He could be paroled in 10 years with that sentence.

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Response to BeliQueen (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:00 AM

3. I suspect he'll be dead by then

The guy is 68 years old and jail is probably not the best place for someone like him in general. Plus the fact that pedophiles are usually the scum of the earth in prison. I suspect the guy will be dead within the decade.

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Response to BeliQueen (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:30 AM

7. CBS says no parole before the 30 years

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison effectively a life sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

Judge John Cleland sentenced him to 30 year minimum to 60 years maximum in prison. Under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky cannot be released on parole before the minimum term is up.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57528616/jerry-sandusky-receives-30-to-60-year-sentence/


So there'd be an outside chance he'd get out at 98. But I doubt many people live to 98 in prison. The will to live can't be that much in there.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

13. No chance if he keeps up the innocent shtick

Parole boards don't usually take a liking to assholes who stick to that, they want to see remorse and rehabilitation. Not that he'd get it anyway, I can't imagine any sane board releasing this sub-human filth anyway. Good riddance to bad garbage.

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Response to BeliQueen (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:23 PM

11. Believe it or not but

 

prisoners have a 'moral' code of sorts. Sandusky is a dead man walking.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:59 AM

2. He is still being protected

 

by some powerful people and organizations. What a disgrace. He should have been given life with no parole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:02 AM

4. Not good enough. Should have given him the 400 years as a symbol of his monstrosity.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:17 AM

5. I agree

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. Yeah but he could be out walking the sreets in 300 years with good behavior. Why not a 1,000 years?

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:14 PM

9. and for claiming right before sentencing that he was innocent and framed in a massive conspiracy

no remorse, no contrition. A scumbag to the end.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:30 PM

18. +1000000

Exactly.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:38 PM

19. Meh. He's going to die in prison and adding zeros to his sentence won't make him die more. (nt)

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:07 PM

28. My thoughts, also.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

31. No kidding.

Considering that we know of at least 10 victims and that Sandusky used his charity to try and draw in even more victims, and to also cover up his past crimes, he should have been sentenced to at least life in prison with NO possible chance for parole.

There was a man sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole here in Idaho just a few months ago, and we only know of 2 victims that he sexually assaulted and raped.
The odds are, there were more victims in his case, but one thing is for sure, he will never walk free again.
And he was not a pillar of his community the way Sandusky was thought to be, before this scandal broke out in the news last year.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

6. What is the point of lowering it to 10% of the maximum sentence? So he can die at home? WTF?

I mean, if he's going to die in jail anyway, why not make it 400 years? This monster was totally unremorseful. This judge had an opportunity to show how unacceptable these crimes were, and he chose not to take it. Why?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

10. Really? Thirty years minimum is not enough for you people?

How about a public ritual disembowelment?

This guy is going to die in prison, and that's still not good enough.

Such reactions go some way toward explaining why the US is the world's leading jailer.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:32 PM

15. Maybe not public nor disembowelment

But honestly? A bullet to the back of his head would save the taxpayers 30 years' of room and board and sit perfectly fine with me. I'm DP agnostic-anti, I have no particular objection on principle but the implementation can never be perfect and there's no fixing a mistake - but in this case, meh.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:41 PM

17. This man is a monster and represents the very worst of society.

You can think that the US justice system is overzealous and still think Sandusky should rot in a hole for the rest of his life. It's allowed.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:38 PM

20. A 68-year-old getting a minimum sentence of 30 *is* there the rest of his life. (nt)

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

24. Confusing a visceral reaction on a message board to the justice system is,

"Such reactions go some way toward explaining why the US is the world's leading jailer...."

Confusing a visceral reaction on a message board to the justice system is, well... simply another visceral over-reaction.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:53 PM

27. He should have gotten the maximum sentence.

Especially if he has a chance to be paroled in 10 years. I don't know how Pennsylvania is, but in some states, there would be a good chance that he would be up for early parole.

Again -- maximum sentence.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

12. The "others" in jail don't like child pervs....

Get ready to play drop the soap, Coach Sicko.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:30 PM

14. He'll die in prison.

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Response to jsr (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:19 PM

30. What is the life expectancy for an incarcerated pedophile

living in the general prison population?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

16. I hope it doesn't end here. There seems to be several PSUers who covered up these

 

crimes.
This is not a one person crime spree.
Will the abettors stand trial?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

21. I'm still left wondering if his wife knew he was abusing kids.

I guess she's testified that she did not know, but it's kind of difficult to understand how that's possible.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:04 PM

23. She was probably in denial

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:03 PM

22. Put him in gen pop.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:59 PM

25. A shame he'll never get what he really deserves.

 

This is the lowest of the low. There is very little you can do worse than what he did.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:21 PM

26. True. He knows the legal limits that protect him. Those kids didn't.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:20 PM

29. Basically a life sentence at his age. I can settle for that.

In fact, I think I prefer it to the DP in his case. The men who were his victims must live the rest of their lives with the consequences of his abuse. Sandusky should have to do exactly the same: live with the consequences.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:46 AM

32. His fellow inmates will "take care" of him.

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