Sandusky sentencing date set

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Nearly three months after he was found guilty, Jerry Sandusky now knows when he will be sentenced.

McKean County Senior Judge John M. Cleland issued an order Monday morning setting Mr. Sandusky's sentencing for Oct. 9.

The judge also will conduct a hearing that day to determine if Mr. Sandusky is a sexually violent predator, a designation sought by the state attorney general's office that would require a lifetime of registration as a sex offender.

Mr. Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator for the Penn State University football team, was found guilty in June on 45 of 48 counts against him after a two-week trial in Centre County.

Prosecutors said he abused 10 boys over a 15-year period, including several on Penn State's campus. The victims came from Mr. Sandusky's charity for disadvantaged youth, The Second Mile.

He was accused of showering with some of the boys in university locker rooms, taking them on bowl trips with the team and abusing them in his home.

Mr. Sandusky, 68, denied the allegations.

Since being found guilty, he has remained at the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Mr. Sandusky is expected to receive a prison sentence that would effectively equate to a life term.

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Paula Reed Ward: or 412-263-2620. First Published September 17, 2012 3:45 PM


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