Undated -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces a judge for sentencing Tuesday. His lawyer says Sandusky will speak in court and proclaim his innocence.
But he's already speaking out Monday night, via PSUComRadio station. He said, "They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."
Sandusky maintains he's not guilty of the 45 counts of child sex abuse he's been convicted of. In fact, in the recording, he said his conviction is part of a conspiracy. "A young man who was dramatic a veteran accuser, and always sought attention, started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won."
A jury convicted Sandusky of sexually assaulting 10 boys. He was found guilty on 45 of 48 charges, many of which include rape and sodomy. He's 68-years-old and faces a maximum of 442 years in prison.
To give us a better understanding of what could happen in court, Locke Clifford, attorney with Clifford, Clendenin, and O'Hale joined Frank Mickens in the News 2 Studio. He talked about how Sandusky's lawyer might try to mitigate the consequences. And how an attorney prepares someone for prison. To watch the whole video, click play in the video window.
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