Attorney General Linda Kelly released a statement late afternoon today about former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's sentencing this morning.
Kelly said in the statement that she is pleased with the outcome of the sexual abuse case and is "satisfied with the appropriate sentence that the judge has imposed."
"It reflects the seriousness of Jerry Sandusky's crimes, the irreparable harm he has caused to so many and the need to remove him from society for the rest of his life," she said in the statement.
She offered her thanks in the statement to the people who Sandusky was convicted of abusing, who testified during the trial. Kelly said in the statement that she hopes the outcomes allows them to heal and begin the process of "recovering and rebuilding their lives."
Kelly commended the work of the investigators, prosecutors and state troopers in the statement. She also said the criticism of Gov. Tom Corbett in handling the case is "baseless."