Former Penn State coach, Jerry Sandusky has finally spoken out against his child abuse accusers in an audio statement made while he sitsin a jail cell awaiting sentence. The convicted pedophile says that while others make him out to be a monster, he will continue to protest his innocence.
"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," the former coach at Penn State says.
"In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."
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The 68-year-old defensive coordinator, who ran a charity after he retired from coaching, faces a sentence of life in prison, with a potential sentence of between 10 and 400 years.
Sandusky was arrested in November last year and has been convicted on 45 out of 48 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
However, it is also being speculated that the case is far from over and that he will go for every possible move to convince higher-ranking judges that he didn’t get a fair trial. His attorneys are in mood of claiming that they were denied adequate time for the trial and the prosecutor’s closing argument violated Sandusky’s Fifth Amendment right.
On the flip side, legal analysts believe that even with these arguments, the ex-Penn assistant football coach has no more than a silver of a chance to get a new trial but that’s no reason why Sandusky shouldn’t give it a try. As an elderly man entering prison after being declared a child rapist, it would be a surprise if Sandusky does not go for all options available that can earn him a retrial.
Apart from legal technicalities, Sandusky’s case will always serve as a symbol of malice and defamation for Penn State and a sport like football in the country.
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