The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach is facing a possible life sentence after being convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Prosecutors are anticipating some of Sandusky’s molestation victims to speak during today’s hearing.
Defense attorneys believe Sandusky will also address the court. Proceedings are anticipated to last around two hours.
In a related matter, statistics recently compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders similar to Sandusky are more likely than other inmates to be the victims of sexual assault behinds bars.
Defense attorneys are hoping the necessary steps are taken to protect their client from any such abuse and say they do plan to appeal Sandusky’s conviction.