The Pennsylvania Superior Court has vacated the sentence of convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky and sent the case back to the trial court so that the former Penn State assistant football coach can be resentenced.
A three-judge Superior Court panel Tuesday unanimously vacated Sandusky’s sentence, finding that it went against recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent that struck down certain mandatory minimum sentencing schemes as unconstitutional. Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 on 45 of 48 counts related to sexually abusing numerous children, had been sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.
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