After four months behind bars, former assistant Penn State football coach and predatory pedophile, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced today to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 young boys over a period of 15 years. Sandusky has been in prison since his sentencing on June 22 and judging from the picture comparison above, prison and the shock of being convicted; is taking a toll on him already.
Sandusky is maintaining and insisting he’s innocent after releasing the following statement, which reveals his defiance:
“I didn’t do these alleged disgusting acts,” he said, echoing a statement he made on radio yesterday. “I speak today with hope in my heart for a brighter day…this is the worst loss of my life.”
However, three victims spoke in court and lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan read letters from a victim and the mother of another boy abused by Sandusky.
“It’s time to stop coming up with excuses for your behavior,” said the first victim to speak, adding that the abuse led him to Christianity. “If you remain in denial…you won’t be able to receive the forgiveness that only He [God] offers.”
“The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky will never erase what he did to me,” said one man, “but he must pay for his crimes for which he has been properly convicted of.”
“You should be ashamed of yourself,” said another victim. “I want you to know I don’t forgive you and never will forgive you.“
Prosecutors concluded and which I agree, that Jerry Sandusky is a sick, disturbed man,” who targeted “the most vulnerable kids of all, kids in need.”
Sandusky will most likely die behind bars.