Jerry Sandusky Guilty on 45 Counts
Barring a miracle, Jerry Sandusky is going to spend the rest of his life in prison. His jury tonight convicted him on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing boys, and he was immediately taken into custody. The jury heard from eight accusers who say the former Penn State assistant football coach, now 68, molested them. They also heard about two other alleged victims whose identities remain unknown to investigators.
Prosecutors say Sandusky found victims through his charity for at-risk children, the Second Mile. They say he gave them gifts and took them on trips as he groped them or forced them into sex. The verdict came on the second day of deliberations. Yesterday, Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt, told prosecutors for the first time that he had been molested, too.