The verdict is in: Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually abusing children.
The sentence has come four months after he was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year-period.
Four of Sandusky’s victims attended the trial where they addressed the court and even Sandusky himself.
“I will not forgive you, Jerry Sandusky. I will not forgive you, but I ask that all the other victims forgive me for not coming forward sooner,” one victim said, according to Jean Casarez of In Session.
Sandusky maintained his innocence, insisting several times in court that he did not do the acts he was accused of. According to the New York Times, Sandusky made remarks that resembled a “pregame motivational speech,” and became emotional while discussing how he had not been able to see his family.
The sentence calls for a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years, essentially life imprisonment for the 68-year-old.