Verdict Reached in Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Trial
A verdict has been reached in the trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
After about 20 hours of deliberation, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 out of 48 counts of child sexual abuse.
Sandusky served as an assistant coach of the Penn State football team under Coach Joe Paterno.
Sentencing is set for a later date, but it is believed the 68-year-old will spend the rest of his life in jail.
According to ESPN, Sandusky’s attorney says Sandusky will initially be held in solitary confinement, then remain in a county jail until his sentencing.
The case has been in the national spotlight since last fall, when word of abuse of children on the Penn State campus by Sandusky first broke.
The scandal ultimately led to the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno and Penn State University President Graham Spanier.
As a Penn State alum, I can’t help but feel a slight bit of relief knowing justice has been served, though no sentence will be harsh enough for the heinous acts Sandusky committed, or the shame he brought upon my alma mater.
Penn Staters around the globe have fought to maintain our good name, and this guilty verdict should not be a negative reflection on my school, but a reminder that out of even the worst situation, justice can and will prevail.
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