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BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. He faces life in prison at sentencing, which is weeks away. Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The judge ordered him to be taken to the county jail to await sentencing in...

Report: Inmates sang to Sandusky

A former inmate who was in jail at the same time as Jerry Sandusky last winter says the prisoners mocked the former coach by singing a Pink Floyd song.

A quick word on the Jerry Sandusky trial

Jerry Sandusky was just convicted to 45 of 48 crimes tonight. The former Penn State Nittany Lion is going to be dealing with legal issues and jail for a long time and we here have no problem with that. This is an extremely touchy topic. From the evidence we’ve heard, it sounds like Jerry Sandusky deserves every second in jail. If the allegations are true, DIAF Sandusky. Do not...

Paterno family calls verdict 'important milestone'

Joe Paterno's family says the ''healing is just beginning'' but that Jerry Sandusky's conviction on 45 counts in his sex abuse trial is ''an important milestone.'' The family of the late Hall of Fame coach released a statement, saying their hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families. They thanked the jurors and said the community...

Cup of Joe - Virginia fan thanks Joe Paterno with license plate tribute

I do not live in the state of Virginia, but I have vacationed there many times. As a kid making family trips to Williamsburg my parents forced me to soak in historic Williamsburg but rewarded me with a visit to Busch Gardens. While stuck in the back seat with my Game Boy I would jot down how many different state licence plates we would come across on the road. It was a mundane...

Justice at last for Sandusky victims

It took a jury in Bellefonte, Pa., only two days to provide to Jerry Sandusky's victims what Joe Paterno, officials at Penn State University and others did not over the course of many years: Justice. Sandusky was found guilty Friday night of 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse, including 14 first-degree felonies -- charges that stem back to the 1990s, affected numerous victims...

Defense: Jerry Sandusky a victim

Jerry Sandusky is the victim of overzealous investigators and accusers with financial motives who targeted the generous former Penn State assistant football coach, his attorney said in his closing argument Thursday at his client's child sex abuse trial. Defense lawyer Joe Amendola repeatedly told the jury prosecutors' case ''doesn't make sense'' and they...

Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts in Sexual Abuse Case

The verdict is in, and Jerry Sandusky was found guilty. A jury found the former Penn State defensive coordinator guilty on 45 of 48 alleged counts of sexual abuse on Friday night. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing nine young boys both during and following his time at the University. News of Sandusky accusations shocked the Penn State campus last fall and legendary head coach...

Statement From Former AG, Current PA Governor

The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett released the following statement. Of course, he was the former Attorney General who was slow to investigate Sandusky that allowed things to take this long. He is also the person who forced the Penn State Board of Trustees to fire Joe Paterno under threat of taking away state funding for the school. “First, I want to thank the jury for their...

Jerry Sandusky found guilty

The verdict in Jerry Sandusky's sexual molestation case was delivered and the former Penn State defensive coordinator was found guilty.

Guilty Verdicts in Jerry Sandusky Trial Ensure Justice Prevails Even if Peace of Mind Never Will

Seven months after the scandal that shook the nation first erupted at Penn State, a verdict in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial has been reached. The verdict: Guilty. Guilty on 45 of 48 counts to be more specific. Jerry Sandusky, Despicable Monster Many legal analysts have said this means that the former Penn State assistant coach will be sentenced to somewhere between...

Success Without Honor

It’s a beautiful campus. It’s pristine, tucked away, just slightly excluded from the rest of the world around it. The stately buildings are monuments to some of the best educational standards in the country, fantastic sports complexes that are meant to inspire those around and impose from those coming in from afar. This is State College, Pennsylvania and it is the epitome of...

Update: Jerry Sandusky on Suicide Watch; Sanctions possible for PSU?

Update from MSNBC: Karl Rominger said Sandusky was under individual guard at the county jail, known as suicide watch, and was apart from the general prison population, Reuters reported.  It was not clear if Sandusky had acted in a way that threatened his own life, or if the move was standard procedure in such a high-profile case. Rominger reiterated that the former defensive coach...

Sandusky Verdict: Done but Penn St not out of the woods

Welcome to your new home Jerry By now if you have a TV or listen to the radio, you know that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of multiple crimes against children and will spend the rest of his...and several other lives incarcerated. And many of you have seen "Summary" stories on your local newscast about it. And they had reaction...
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