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Posted: Thursday October 4, 2012 11:13AM ; Updated: Thursday October 4, 2012 4:48PM

Jerry Sandusky's wife getting $50,000 in bail returned

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Jerry Sandusky asked a judge to return $50,000 in cash to his wife.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is getting back the $50,000 she put up for his bail before his conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

A judge on Thursday granted Sandusky's request to refund the bail to Dottie Sandusky and to release the court's hold on their home, which had been put up as $200,000 collateral.

The 68-year-old Sandusky has been in a county jail since his June conviction on sexually abusing 10 boys, some on campus.

Before that, he'd been on house arrest to await trial.

He's expected to get a lengthy state prison term when sentenced next week, but he maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.

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