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Sandusky mulls court sentencing speech

Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:18 AM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Former Pennsylvania State University assistant football Coach Jerry Sandusky wants to speak at his sexual assault sentencing, his lawyers said.

The 68-year-old will be sentenced Tuesday for 45 counts of child abuse on 10 known male victims.

While he didn't testify in his own defense, he wants to speak at the sentencing, lawyer Joseph Amendola told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"He continues to hope he'll get another shot," the lawyer said. "We've talked about being very cautious with our decision."

Each of the convictions can carry between five and 20 years in prison.

Amendola said the defense team originally planned to put Sandusky on the stand, but changed the strategy when Sandusky's adult son Matt testified he had been abused by his father,

The scandal at the university is far from over – two former administrators go on trial in January on charges of perjury and failing to report sexual molestation of male students.

Additionally, so far there are four civil lawsuits against Penn State by victims, the Inquirer said.

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