A judge this week set October 9 as the sentencing date for convicted child rapist and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to USA Today.
Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison - he faces maximum penalties of more than 400 years behind bars for abusing 10 victims over 15 years.
A jury found Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in June.
Sandusky's lawyer says he plans to file appeals and is hopeful for a new trial, according to the Centre Daily Times.
Meanwhile, two former Penn State administrators facing charges as a result of the Sandusky scandal have asked the court for separate trials, according to the Centre Daily Times.
Attorneys for Gary Schultz (a Nazareth native) and Tim Curley argue that their clients’ trials will be prejudiced by being held together. They are scheduled to stand trial together starting Jan. 7.
Schultz and Curley face:
- Felony perjury charges for testimony they gave to the grand jury investigating Sandusky
- Failure to report child abuse charges.