By Annie Ross
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was asking for a shorter prison stay, but he was re-sentenced to the same 30-to-60-year term imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children.
Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and his own attorney described as effectively a life term during a hearing ordered this year by an appeals court.
Sandusky, 75, in a mustard yellow prison jumpsuit, again asserted his innocence and choked up twice during brief remarks in open court before the sentence was handed down.
“I apologize that I’m unable to admit remorse for this because it’s something that I didn’t do,” Sandusky told Skerda.