After months of investigation, the jury reached a verdict in Jerry Sandusky’s abuse trial on Friday. According to ESPN, the Penn State coach assistant was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, so he might spend the rest of his life in prison.
Jerry Sandusky’s trail has finally come to an end. The former Penn State coach assistant was found guilty on 45 out of 48 counts; therefore, he could receive a sentence of minimum 60 years and maximum 442 years. Either way, Sandusky won’t be able to go outside the jail bars very soon.
It took the jury two days and 20 hours to give the verdict for the trial. The seven women and five men that deliberated for Jerry Sandusky had ties to the Penn State, so they were up to date with every single aspect of the case.
The 68-year-old culprit remained calm as judge John Cleland read the verdict. He concluded by revoking Sandusky’s bail after announcing him that he will be taken to the county jail where he will wait three months for the sentencing. His attorney managed to convince the judge to place his client in solitary confinement in the beginning. The former coach assistant only managed to wave his family as he was taken outside the court room into the sheriff’s car and transported to the county jail.
The crowd waiting outside the courthouse was excited to hear that Sandusky was found guilty. Victim 6 who testified against the culprit during the trial broke down in tears as the jury communicated the verdict. He stated that Sandusky forced him to have shower with him and called himself the “tickle monster” when he was a small boy. The mother of the 25-year-old victim declared that nobody won the case even if Jerry was put to jail.
Defense attorney Karl Rominger admitted that he had to deal with a tough case, but tried to provide an explanation for their loss by saying that the defense didn’t have enough time to prepare the case. Despite the current verdict, Rominger is determined to make an appeal in the near future.