Gov. Tom Corbett released a statement this morning in response to Jerry Sandusky's sentencing thanking the prosecutors, state troopers and agents who worked on the sex abuse case, as well as the people the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of abusing.
Sandusky was sentenced earlier this morning to 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse in June.
"I want to especially commend the victims in the case, who had the courage to come forward and testify in open court, in spite of tremendous pressure and national publicity," Corbett said in a statement.
Corbett said he hopes the sentencing will give comfort to the young men involved by seeing Sandusky go to prison "for the rest of his life."
Corbett was the Attorney General when investigation of the former Penn State football coach started in 2009. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will potentially vote later this month on a resolution that calls for an investigation of Corbett's handling of the sex abuse case, as previously reported.