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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Jerry Sandusky sentencing set for Oct. 9


Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 charges of child sex abuse on June 22. He has remained in jail awaiting sentencing ever since. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach who was convicted of child sex abuse, will learn Oct. 9 just how much of the rest of his life he will spend in prison.

Sandusky, convicted June 22 on 45 counts involving 10 victims, will be sentenced in a Bellefonte, Pa., court and faces a maximum of 442 years in prison. Prosecutors have indicated they will request what amounts to a life sentence for Sandusky, 69.

Prior to sentencing, there will be a hearing to determine whether Sandusky should be classified as a violent sexual predator. Under Megan's Law in Pennsylvania, criminals so classified must register their address and place of employment with police when they’re released from prison. It seems unlikely that Sandusky will spend the rest of his life anywhere but behind bars.

Joe Amendola, Sandusky’s attorney, has indicated that Sandusky has been writing his side of the story and hopes to speak at his sentencing.

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