Jerry Sandusky's child-sexual abuse sentencing set for Oct. 9

Monday September 17th, 2012

A judge set Jerry Sandusky's sentencing for Oct. 9.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's sentencing for his conviction on sexual abuse has been scheduled for Oct. 9.

The announcement comes two days after the Penn State football team won its first game following the firing and death of Joe Paterno.

This morning, Judge John M. Cleland released the sentencing date and also called for a hearing to determine if Sandusky should be classified as a violent sexual predator. The sentencing will follow that hearing, the judge said. On June 22, Sandusky was convicted on 45 charges of sexual abuse involving 10 victims. He faces a maximum term of 442 years in prison. Prosecutors are expected to seek sentences that will keep the 69-year-old in prison for the remainder of his life.

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