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Sandusky Found Guilty on 45 Counts: Did the Court Get It Right?

News 2012/06/26 13:00:00
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It's been a little while since the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal broke, but the trial is finally over and the verdict is in. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts filed against him involving 10 different victims over a span of about 13 years. Guilty charges include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and endangering a child's welfare. The victims were between the ages of 9 and 17 at the time of the abuse.

Sandusky's defense team is already planning an appeal strategy. Defense attorney Joe Amendola told The Associated Press, "We told the trial court... and the Supreme Court we were not prepared to proceed to trial in June due to numerous issues, and we asked to withdraw from the case for those reasons." Jerry Sandusky continues to claim innocence.


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  • Bunk11 2012/06/26 17:33:01
    Yes
    Bunk11
    +2
    Who knows whether the correct number of counts to convict on was 45, or 44 or 46, but I have little doubt that the basic idea, that he was guilty as sin (literally) was correct. His activities were apparently widely known (maybe not specific incidents, but in general). That no one did anything about it for so long is a stain on Penn State's reputation. They may have tried to cover it up by scapegoating Joe Paterno, but it's pretty clear that the problem is far wider and deeper.
  • lori Bunk11 2012/06/26 22:44:32
    lori
    that is why this is not over.
  • SOUL4REAL 2012/06/26 17:28:15
  • rubixx cube 2012/06/26 17:16:15
    Yes
    rubixx cube
    +1
    absolutely!!! it just took way too long. it was obvious from the begining that he was guilty, so why was it dragged out for so long??
  • Autumn 2012/06/26 17:01:04
  • Emily Barrington 2012/06/26 16:50:48
    Yes
    Emily Barrington
    +1
    Nasty man.
  • kobidob... Emily B... 2012/07/05 18:48:28 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    The words a human speaks is what is in a human.Therefore the word you describe Sandusky with your mouth is what is in your vessel coming out of your vessle.
  • cents-less 2012/06/26 16:49:45
    Yes
    cents-less
    +1
    How many lives were destroyed by one man?
  • Jane 2012/06/26 16:48:52
    Yes
    Jane
    +4
    Now they need to go after the authorities that covered it up for so many years, allowing him to create more victims.
  • Ang74 Jane 2012/06/26 21:15:53
    Ang74
    +1
    Agreed. He couldn't have carried this on so long without help from others. They all should be on trial for conspiracy!
  • Jane Ang74 2012/06/27 04:02:58
    Jane
    +2
    The good old boy system always produces evil.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/06/26 16:43:16
    Yes
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +3
    Too much against him to think otherwise. I've never heard of coach showering with the boys. Just not right.
  • kobidob... (>*~*)>... 2012/07/05 18:51:22
    kobidobidog
    Showering with the boys is not right to you, but waring, condemning like Satan to you is good?
  • (>*~*)>... kobidob... 2012/07/06 01:45:27
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    Condemning like Satan? And what? Showering with young boys is right to you???
  • phil 2012/06/26 16:39:45
    Yes
    phil
    +1
    Bad bad bad bad man
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/26 16:32:11
    Yes
    Schläue~©
    +2
    ..... and his appeal will go down in flames, especially considering his own adopted Son came out and has made the same accusations public.

    Sandusky will never see another day of freedom and charges should be filed against his wife and a handful of others at Penn State. I don't care if they claim to have followed campus procedure to justify their inaction.
    ANYONE who had knowledge and failed to follow up with the utmost diligence should be prosecuted.as accessories to the crimes committed.
  • SJG 2012/06/26 16:26:46 (edited)
    Yes
    SJG
    +1
    YES. Overwhelming evidence makes it unquestionable. And now the Sandusky family must pay and Penn State must pay!
  • Lanikai 2012/06/26 16:04:44
    Yes
    Lanikai
    +2
    I just wish they would have gotten it right, much MUCH sooner.

    This slime wad should plead guilty and stop costing taxpayers money and stop the torment of his victims. Take that sentence like a man Jerry. Stop your silly appeal.


    i WISH criminals like him would just own their mistakes, admit it, take the punishment,.
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/06/26 16:00:31
    Yes
    flyingseaturtle BN
  • Klynn 2012/06/26 15:57:34
    Yes
    Klynn
    +1
    Should have been all 48 counts.
  • Lanikai Klynn 2012/06/26 16:06:12
    Lanikai
    Well all 52 of the original counts would have been great, but the judge tossed a few and they jury didn't believe some of it.

    But hey, 45 guilties for being a violent predator who abused his position of power-GREAT start, let's let prison justice do the rest.
  • mm61675 2012/06/26 15:53:03
    Yes
    mm61675
    +6
    should have been all 48 counts, though. he thought it was so wonderful and great to shower with little boys...well let's see if he still thinks it's wonderful when he showers with grown men
  • wilsonmja 2012/06/26 15:51:55
    Yes
    wilsonmja
    +4
    Except for the part where they didn't publicly rip his balls off and shove them in his mouth to suffocate him with.
  • Michael 2012/06/26 15:40:31
    Yes
    Michael
    +1
    Now, the school should pay and pay and pay for a known condition.
  • President Camacho 2012/06/26 15:18:15
    No
    President Camacho
    The man is guilty of caring too much.
  • wilsonmja Preside... 2012/06/26 15:52:42
    wilsonmja
    +2
    Haha, that's funny.
  • Lanikai Preside... 2012/06/26 16:12:03
    Lanikai
    +1
    Are you serious or being sarcastic?
  • SJG Preside... 2012/06/26 16:27:17
    SJG
    +1
    Sick response!
  • Preside... SJG 2012/06/26 16:41:15
    President Camacho
    True. He's gonna rot in jail. It's good
  • Sister ... SJG 2012/06/26 18:18:06
    Sister Jean
    agree
  • rubixx ... Preside... 2012/06/26 17:17:16
    rubixx cube
    are you serious?
  • davyd g... Preside... 2012/06/26 17:59:38
    davyd god loving patriot
    member of NAMBLA , huh ? You must have voted for nobama
  • politic... Preside... 2012/06/26 18:01:19
    politicalsoldier
    +1
    Either a joke, or your a child molester.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/06/26 15:15:37
    Yes
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    Anyone who is accused of sexual abuse is due their day in court. One accusation may be bogus but multiples indicate a pattern. Over the years we have come to understand that abusers have a skewed opinion of what abuse is. This is why the insistence of innocence continues. They are mentally ill and need to be incarcerated and must get psychological help.
  • shotgun the 3rd 2012/06/26 15:13:10
    Yes
    shotgun the 3rd
    +3
    It's his turn to be the bitch...
  • Kyle 2012/06/26 14:57:58
    Yes
    Kyle
    +3
    he will be getting raped in prison thats what happens in prison
  • bob 2012/06/26 14:51:47
    Yes
    bob
    +3
    Sandusky got his just day in court. Hopefully the victims begin sueing his estate so this prevert goes to jail w/o millions of appeals
  • Lanikai bob 2012/06/26 16:08:32
    Lanikai
    I bet he transferred everything away from himself so his wife can continue to live in luxury and his victims will get NOTHING from him. Maybe the school and the charity can pay. Although, I hate to see a college that takes federal funds payout these lawsuits-just increases the costs for students and parents and taxpayers.
  • Kashee 2012/06/26 14:48:26
    Yes
    Kashee
    +2
    absolutely

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