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'It's a story of betrayal,' Judge Cleland says

October 9, 2012

Photo by Ted Lutz – Senior Trial Judge John Cleland (left) of Kane leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after sentencing Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State child sexual abuse case. The judge's wife, Julie (right) prepares to load items in their car.

BELLEFONTE – "It's a story of betrayal."
This is how presiding Senior Trial Court Judge John Cleland of Kane labels the child sexual abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Cleland, speaking Tuesday before sentencing at a packed Centre County courtroom in Bellefonte, told the defendant "you abused trust in those who trusted you."

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