Ex-Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 Counts
Jerry Sandusky in custody outside the courthouse. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The scandal began over seven months ago, when accusations that a Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, had sexually abused boys sent shock waves through the college campus and led to the firing of the university’s beloved head coach, Joe Paterno, who was criticized for not not taking adequate measures after learning of his assistant coach’s actions.
Late Friday, after a jury in Bellefonte, Pa. deliberated for 21 hours over two days, Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over a period of 15 years.
NYT NEWS ALERT: Sandusky Is Found Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts in Child Sexual Abuse Case
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 23, 2012
For more on how the story unfolded:
Penn State Ousts Paterno, Spanier | Nov. 10, 2011
- Defense Makes Closing Arguments in Sandusky Trial | June 21, 2012
Sandusky arriving at the courthouse. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)