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Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing

October 9, 2012 • National News


The Centre County Courthouse is seen on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge at his sentencing, a proceeding that may last less than two hours, lawyers said after a closed-door meeting to iron out logistics ahead of the Tuesday hearing.

Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola said “it’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will speak to Judge John Cleland and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

“What I anticipate he’ll say is he’s innocent,” Amendola said outside the courthouse Monday afternoon.

Amendola said he did not expect any others to speak on Sandusky’s behalf, although friends and family members — Login to read more

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