23 June 2012
Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State assistant football coach has been found guilty on 45 out of 48 counts of child sexual abuse. The precise number of years for him in prison is not confirmed yet but the legal experts say verdict simply implies that he would spend rest time of his life behind the bars. Judge Cleland said Sandusky would be sentenced in about 90 days.
Sandusky’s defense lawyer Joe Amendola said on a verdict: "It was the expected outcome because of the overwhelming evidence against Jerry Sandusky”, she added: "The Sandusky family is very disappointed by the verdict of the jury, but we respect their verdict.”
An author, Lou Prato, who has chronicled the great moments in Penn State football history like Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Penn State Football History and What it Means to Be a Nittany Lion, said in a phone interview, "I'm very emotional . … It's the worst moment in Penn State's history. It's been months. It's going to continue. One man destroyed it. Maybe he had some enablers within the administration. We don't know. It just goes to show what one man can do. One man can be great. One man can destroy and be evil. … It's a terrible moment."
Sandusky was also alleged to have used Penn State facilities including charity to allure pree-teen boys into situations where he could take advantage of their vulnerability.
Source: The CNN