Found October 10, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
Jerry Sandusky, guilty of 45 out of 47 charges related to child sexual abuse, will spend the next 30 years in prison. The long-awaited sentencing for the former Penn State assistant coach was expected to leave Sandusky in a jail cell for the remainder of his life, and at age 68 that may in fact be the case. Judge John Cleland mandated Sandusky remain behind bars for a minimum of 30 years but no more than 60 years. Sandusky actually faced at least 400 years of jail time, a term Cleland acknowledged in his sentencing, but Cleland believed the timeframe issued was a clear message Sandusky will serve what essentially becomes a life sentence. The perceived shortness of the sentence has already been widely criticized by many in the media as too lenient and a disgrace to the victims abused by Sandusky. But what could possibly serve more justice than knowing the rest of one's life will be spent cramped in a jail cell with no opportunity to live within the community, freely visi...
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