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Jerry Sandusky to Meet His Fate

It’s almost over.

Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced today at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. Facing 45 counts of child sexual abuse stemming from 10 boys over more than a decade, Jerry Sandusky will meet his fate at 9 a.m. today in front of family, friends, victims, and the public.

Mandatory minimum sentencing for Sandusky’s crimes is 10 years in prison, which for a 68 year old man, would essentially act as a life sentence. Ultimately, Judge John Cleland is responsible for deciding Sandusky’s punishment.

Sandusky is expected to speak and maintain his innocence. An audio clip released by PSU Comm Radio yesterday may be a preview to Sandusky’s remarks, in which he says he will continue to fight these charges through appeals.

Up to six of Sandusky’s victims are also expected to speak or release written statements through lawyers. Several of Sandusky’s supporters have also submitted letters to be read to the court, including his wife Dottie and longtime friend and former Penn State coach Dick Anderson.

A hearing will be held at 9 a.m. to determine if Sandusky should be considered a sexually violent predator, with sentencing to occur directly after. We’ll be providing updates as often as possible throughout the proceeding on the website, as well as on Twitter (@OnwardState) and through editors @KevinHornePSU and @RBecklerPSU.

There will be appeals. There will be legal battles. But today, Jerry Sandusky will go to prison, where, God willing, he will stay until his death.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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