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Imprisoned pedophile Jerry Sandusky loses bid to get his $4,900-a-month pension restored
- The former assistant football coach at Penn State lost the benefit two years ago after he was sentenced for sexually abusing 10 boys
- Sandusky's attorney plans to challenge the State Employees' Retirement System's ruling in a lawsuit
- Dottie Sandusky would be in line to continue collecting 50 per cent of her husband's pension benefits upon his death
Convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky will not be getting his $4,900-a-month pension back, it was revealed today.
The former assistant football coach at Penn State lost the benefit two years ago after he was sentenced for sexually abusing young boys, some of whom he had met through his charity benefiting underprivileged youths.
Sandusky's attorney Chuck Benjamin said Friday the State Employees' Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision not to restore the pension. Benjamin says he plans to challenge the ruling in a lawsuit.
The decision followed a recommendation in June by a hearing examiner who said Sandusky had already retired by the time the Pension Forfeiture Act was expanded in 2004 to add sexual offenses to the crimes that trigger forfeiture.
The 70-year-old Sandusky is serving a decades-long sentence and appears likely to die in prison. His wife, Dottie, would be in line to continue collecting 50 per cent of his pension benefits upon his death.
Mrs Sandusky has stood by her husband's side throughout the trial and even after his conviction, insisting that he was innocent.