Sandusky Sentencing Date Set

Jerry Sandusky after his conviction.

Judge John Cleland will sentence the convicted child abuser following a hearing Oct. 9.

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who in June was convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse against boys, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9.

Judge John Cleland, who presided over the trial and will handle the sentencing, released an order Monday saying that Sandusky will face a hearing to determine if he is a sexually violent predator at 9 a.m. Oct. 9. Sentencing will occur immediately following the hearing.

Both events will take place in Courtroom 1 of the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.

There will be a pre-sentencing conference with counsel for Sandusky and the state in the judge's chambers at 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Sandusky has been held in Centre County Correctional Facility since his conviction. The 68-year-old is facing more than 400 years in prison.

You can see Cleland's order here:

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