Democracy Now: Sandusky Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing 10 Boys

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of sexually abusing 10 young boys. On Friday, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts during a trial that saw many of his victims come forward to testify. The Sandusky case sparked a major scandal at Penn State after it was revealed longtime head coach Joe Paterno and top school officials failed to alert police after hearing of the abuse. Paterno was fired last November and died of cancer months later. After the verdict was announced, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said Sandusky had caused lifelong damage to his victims.

Linda Kelly: “I have worked tirelessly for the last few years to bring these charges to light, to bring this case to court and to see the day that this defendant, a serial child predator who committed horrific acts upon his victims causing lifelong and life changing consequences for all of them, has been held accountable for his crimes.”

Sandusky’s lawyers say they plan to appeal the verdict. Two top Penn State officials still face criminal charges for failing to inform police about Sandusky’s abuse of young boys and then lying about it before a grand jury.


~ by wheresthemic on June 25, 2012.

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