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Jury finds Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 counts

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A Pennsylvania jury has convicted former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, on 45 of the 48 charges of sexual abuse in the abuse of 10-boys over a 15-year period.

The 68-year old Sandusky has maintained his innocence throughout, but the jury convicted him on 45 of the 48 charges against him. The scandal at Penn State began to unfold publicly late last year, when authorities arrested Sandusky on numerous child sexual abuse charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Prosecutors originally charged Sandusky with 52 counts.

The scandal ultimately ended the coaching career if the late Penn State Head football coach, Joe Paterno, and led to perjury charges being filed against Penn State Athletic Director, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, Penn State's Senior Vice-President for Finance and Business.

 

 

 

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