Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs on June 22, 2012. (Nabil K. Mark / AP)
Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in June 2012. He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on Oct. 9, 2012.
Sandusky, 68, the former longtime defensive coordinator for the Penn State University football team, had denied all 48 counts alleging that he abused 10 boys over 15 years. Two grand jury reports accused him of having used his connection to one of the nation's premier college football programs to "groom" the boys, whom he met through his Second Mile charity for troubled children, for sexual relationships.
On July 23, the NCAA hit the Penn State football program with unprecedented sanctions including a $60 million fine, as well as the forfeiture of late coach Joe Paterno's wins from 1998 - 2011. The sanctions followed a report that found Paterno and 3 other top college officials helped conceal reports that Sandusky was abusing children. In January 2013, Pennsylvania's governor announced plans to sue the NCAA.
- NBC News