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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 - 14:52
University fined $60 million over sex abuse
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US college sport authorities have fined Pennsylvania State University $60 million in the wake of child sex abuse perpetrated by a long-serving football coach.

The university - a famous US football school - will be banned from competing for honours for four years, and lose all wins from 1998-2011.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association said the punishments were "corrective and punitive".

Assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of sex abuse.

He abused 10 boys over a period of 15 years, a court found, preying on boys he met through a charity, Second Mile that he founded himself.

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