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Gov. Corbett issues statement on Sandusky sentence

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Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30- to 60-years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys. Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30- to 60-years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Governor Tom Corbett has released a statement regarding the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky.

The 68-year-old Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, including some attacks inside Penn State athletic facilities.

"I want to thank the career prosecutors, state troopers, and agents who conducted this thorough and intensive investigation," Corbett said in the statement.

"These cases are difficult in the best of circumstances. It is to the credit of these investigators, along with the resilience of the victims, resulting in an airtight case, the conviction of 45 crimes – and now, today's sentence," he said.

"I want to especially commend the victims in the case, who had the courage to come forward and testify in open court, in spite of tremendous pressure and national publicity.

"Today's sentence will hopefully give comfort to those young men, whose trust in the justice system is rewarded by seeing this man go to prison for the rest of his life.''

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