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Jerry Sandusky Grants First Interview Since Sex Abuse Conviction

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An interview with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is set to air next week.

The segment will be broadcast Monday on NBC’s “Today” show. The network said the convicted sex offender will give his account of the encounters that landed him in prison and discuss former boss Joe Paterno.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Sandusky is also expected to talk about Mike McQueary, a then-graduate assistant who told Paterno in 2001 he’d seen Sandusky showering with a young boy in a football locker room.

McQueary is pursuing a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State.

Calls to Sandusky’s lawyers and a prison system spokeswoman weren’t immediately returned Friday.

Sandusky was interviewed by Bob Costas on “Rock Center” in Nov. 2011.

“I enjoy young people,” Sandusky told Costas. “I love to be around them, but no, I’m not sexually attracted to young boys.”

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