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State Rep. proposes new law that would take away Sandusky's pension

PENNSYLVANIA -- Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky could soon lose his pension, that's if one Pennsylvania lawmaker gets his way.

Democratic State Rep. Eugene Depasquale is proposing a new law. It would prevent public employees, convicted of certain crimes against children, from getting pension benefits.

Sandusky is eligible to continue receiving his state pension. It's nearly $59,000 a year.

“I don't think there's anybody in the free world that thinks Jerry Sandusky should be getting a pension,” said Depasquale. "It would apply to anyone, but he certainly would be the biggest target of this legislation."

The proposed legislation is expected to include a clause to make the law retroactive to begin June 1.

Sandusky was convicted on June 22 of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span.

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