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Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — on 45 counts of sexual abuse, CNN reports.

In a statement that aired on Penn State's Com Radio on the eve of his sentencing, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach  maintained his innocence.

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