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Sandusky sentence handed down

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Bellefont, PA (NBC News) - Jerry Sandusky will spend at least 30 years in prison.

Judge John Cleland sentenced the former Penn State assistant football coach to 30 to 60 years, essentially a life sentence for the 68 year old.

Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts involving sexually abusing ten boys over a 15 year period.

Sandusky has maintained his innocence.

He again declared his innocence before the court, echoing some of his words from a statement last night on Penn State Radio.

Law professor Wes Oliver described Sandusky as "emotional and confusing but void of any remorse."

"The statement was very bizarre," Oliver said. "There was a one line where he said 'I've been kissed by dogs, I've been bitten by dogs.'"

"His statement today was a master piece at denial self delusion and completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility," added prosecutor Joe McGettigan.

Sandusky's attorneys will appeal the sentence saying they were not given enough time to prepare for trial.

"We're going to challenge the fact that we needed more time to prepare adequately Jerry's defense," attorney Joe Amendola said.

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