A court has ordered Pennsylvania to reinstate a pension for former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

In addition to giving back the $4,900 a month pension, the court ordered the state to pay back interest retroactive to October 2012 — when Sandusky was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison and his pension was terminated.

The ruling is based in part on the court's finding that Sandusky was not a Penn State employee when he committed the crimes.

Sandusky was assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Penn State under Joe Paterno. In 2011, he was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse of young boys for a period spanning a decade and a half.

He was ultimately found guilty on 45 of the charges.

Since October of 2012, he's been in Pennsynvlania's SCI GReene "supermax" prison.

The full court ruling is below.


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