Sandusky Found Guilty on all 45 Counts in Child Sex-Abuse Trial
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Jurors convicted Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of child sex abuse Friday, ending his high-profile trial, but opening another painful chapter in which more victims might come forward and Penn State University could find itself the defendant.
Sandusky, 68, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge John Cleland revoked bail, so Sandusky will be jailed until his sentencing.
Since his arrest in November, Sandusky has maintained his innocence. But a jury of seven women and five men, many with ties to Penn State, decided otherwise, finding him guilty of all but three of the 48 charges against him.
The jury’s verdict came shortly before 10 p.m. EDT Friday. He was found not guilty of the most serious charge, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of one alleged victim, and counts of indecent assault against two others. The three not guilty verdicts aside, the jury found Sandusky guilty on charges related to all 10 victims, including two who have not been identified.
Sandusky looked down as the jury foreman read the verdict.
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