“I just witnessed something in there I’ll never forget the rest of my life. That man that just left, he had that boy against the shower wall licking on his privates.” – Testimony from the sexual assault trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky | Image: AP
Nov 22, 2019
Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a Pennsylvania courtroom to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him.
The 75-year-old Sandusky will be resentenced Friday by Judge Maureen Skerda at the county courthouse in Bellefonte.
State Superior Court in February rejected many of Sandusky’s arguments but determined the sentencing was flawed.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. It’s unclear whether Skerda will issue a significantly different sentence.
Court filings in recent weeks indicate that there may also be argument about Sandusky’s designation as a sexually violent predator.
“I noticed he started coming in my direction. He threw some soap at me and started lathering my shoulders. I crept forward a little bit more, as did he, and I felt his body on my back, and I kept lurching forward, but I didn’t have anywhere more to go. I felt his penis on my back. I felt his arm move forward, he touched my… my genitalia, he took my hand and placed it on his penis.” – Testimony from the sexual assault trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky