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Sandusky To Still Receive $59K Annual Pension

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Though he was convicted last week on 45 counts of child sex-abuse, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will continue to receive a $59,000 annual pension for the rest of his life.

According to a report, state records show that Sandusky began receiving his pension nearly three months before he coached his final Penn State game in December of 1999. Regardless of his conviction, Sandusky will still get that pension — at a rate of $4,908.17 a month.

Prosecutors can only request that a person’s pension be forfeited after they are sentenced and if they have been convicted of an Act 140 crime; however, Act 140 does not include violent crimes, such as rape.
A portion of Sandusky’ pension is funded by tax payers.