Dottie Sandusky wiped tears from her eyes as her husband, Jerry Sandusky was told he will spend a minimum of 30 years in prison. Sandusky was sentenced for sexually abusing young boys and some of that abuse occurred while he was the defensive coordinator for Penn State's football team under legendary coach Joe Paterno.
"Dottie's very sad," defense attorney Karl Rominger told NBC10's Katy Zachry.
"She knew going into this that he wasn't coming back out of prison, likely, unless we win an appeal, for the rest of their lives. So she's very upset."
Jerry Sandusky will start serving his sentence at Camp Hill prison just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
All male prisoners in the state go there first to be processed and assessed.
He could stay there or be transferred to another state facility. Either way, it's likely that Dottie will be able to visit her husband at least once a week.
Visiting rules vary by institution, but all visits last at least an hour and facilities generally allow two or three visits a week. Inmates can have up to 40 people on their visiting list.
In June, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He has always maintained his innocence and on the eve of his sentencing released a three-minute statement recorded from a jail visitation room where he again decried the allegation and blamed a web of conspirators for his downfall.