Penn State President Rodney Erickson released a statement regarding the sentencing of former Penn State football assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
"Our thoughts today, as they have been for the last year, go out to the victims of Jerry Sandusky's abuse," Erickson said in the statement.
University spokesman David LaTorre said he cannot comment further on the statement released by The Office by the President.
Sandusky was handed down a sentence of at least 30 years in prison by Senior Judge John Cleland. The sentence is not to exceed a 60 year maximum.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.
According to the statement, Erickson said that he realizes the sentence — however long — will not erase the pain felt by those abused by Sandusky.
"While today's sentence cannot erase what has happened, hopefully it will provide comfort to those affected by these horrible events and help them continue down the road to recovery," Erickson said according to the statement.
Erickson filled the seat as president of the university after former Penn State President Graham Spanier was removed from his position in relation to his involvement with the Sandusky sex abuse case.