Sandusky arrives at Pa. courthouse for sentencing

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Associated Press

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 7:33 AM

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse for his sentencing on child sex abuse charges.

A smiling Sandusky, accompanied by sheriff's deputies, showed up wearing a red prison jumpsuit, white sneakers and holding a manila envelope. His attorney and his wife, Dottie, also have arrived.

Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge. The 68-year-old Sandusky faces the likelihood of a sentence that will send him to state prison for the rest of his life.

Sandusky was convicted in June of abusing 10 boys over 15 years, including some attacks inside Penn State athletic facilities.

On Monday, Sandusky said he was innocent and vowed to keep fighting in a recorded statement broadcast by a student-run radio station at Penn State.

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149-w-36-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky)--On the day of his sentencing, we're hearing an extraordinary statement from former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports. (subs for cut 144, which was prefed at 7:52 aed) (9 Oct 2012)

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145-a-18-(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, in statement obtained by Penn State's PSUCom Radio)-"to convict me"-Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky blames troubled clients of his charity, the Second Mile, for his conviction. COURTESY: Penn State's ComRadio ((mandatory on-air credit)) (9 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *145 (10/09/12)>> 00:18 "to convict me"

146-a-09-(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, in jailhouse recording obtained by Penn State's ComRadio)-"our love continues"-In a recorded statement obtained by Penn State's ComRadio, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he's innocent of child molestation. COURTESY: Penn State's ComRadio ((mandatory on-air credit)) (9 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *146 (10/09/12)>> 00:09 "our love continues"

APPHOTO PAGP103: Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for sentencing on child sex abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (9 Oct 2012)

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APPHOTO PAMR102: Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a sentencing hearing Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (9 Oct 2012)

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APPHOTO PAGP102: Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for sentencing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (9 Oct 2012)

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