Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after a judge handed down a prison sentence Tuesday for his convictions on child sexual abuse charges.
Judge John Cleland said Sandusky, 68, will face no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison – meaning he is not eligible for parole for 30 years. He is being given credit for 112 days already served.
Sandusky was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, and faced a maximum of 400 years in prison.
His attorneys have 10 days to appeal the decision. They have already vowed to appeal his conviction.
Sandusky had pleaded his case in an audio statement Monday in which he protested his innocence and insisted he was falsely accused.
This morning on “Starting Point,” Jeffrey Fritz, attorney for Sandusky Victim #4, previews his client’s statement at Jerry Sandusky’s sentencing and reacts to Sandusky’s recorded statements released last night.
“I don’t know what the strategy is other than an animal who is about to be placed in a cage and lashing out,” Fritz says. “And Jerry Sandusky is in denial that he committed any crimes, which is typical for a serial pedophile, especially somebody who is notorious as Jerry Sandusky.”