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Jerry Sandusky to be sentenced Tuesday morning

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Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky will learn his fate Tuesday morning as he is scheduled to be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

The 68-year-old faces a maximum of 442 years in prison. He is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Sandusky maintains his innocence and released a taped statement on Monday, which was aired by the Penn State radio station.

In the three minute statement, Sandusky said, "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. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged, disgusting acts."

He also claims the court system did not give his legal team adequate time to mount a defense.

He said a young man who described as "dramatic" and who "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. They won," Sandusky said in his statement.

He's expected to say much of the same when he speaks in court Tuesday morning. Spectators hoping to gain a seat in the courtroom were lined up early.

After sentencing, Sandusky will be sent to a state prison facility called Camp Hill where he will undergo several weeks, or perhaps months of psychological, and medical evaluations.

Then, he will be transferred to what officials call his "home prison."