Sandusky speaks out on eve of sentencing

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by CRISTINA MUTCHLER

CNN

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 8:41 PM

On the evening before his sentencing, convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky has spoken out, in recorded comments that are sure to bring further attention to Penn State University and the scandal that brought disgrace to its football program.

The voice remains defiant. "They can take away my life; they can make me out as a monster; they can treat me as a monster; but they can't take away my heart," Sandusky said in a recorded message on Penn State's Com-Media radio station.

The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

"In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts," Sandusky said in the recording. "My wife has been my only sex partner, and that was after marriage. Our love continues."

Sandusky again listed those he feels are responsible for his arrest and conviction.

"The young man who is dramatic; the veteran accuser and always sought attention, started everything; he was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers," Sandusky said.

But Thomas Klein, the attorney for one of the coach's victims, just sees a man lashing out. "My client knows the truth, and he knows what happened here," Klein said. "He is one of ten victims upon which the evidence convicted Mr. Sandusky of 45 different counts."

Sandusky will be sentenced on Tuesday in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and could get life in prison. In the wake of the scandal, the NCAA imposed sanctions against Penn State, including a $60 million fine and a four-year bowl ban.

Sandusky and some of his victims are expected to speak at his sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

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