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Jerry Sandusky Jury Reaches Verdict: Twitter Reacts

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Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against 10 minors last night, and the crowd outside the courtroom was filled with onlookers who erupted into cries of joy when the verdict was read. Sandusky’s trial has been a particularly trying one for the families of the victims and the victims themselves, of course, as their terrible memories flooded the courtroom after several years of being kept a secret.

Sandusky’s own adopted son, Matt, came forward with a desire to testify against him, though his statement wasn’t taken into consideration because the jury had already begun to deliberate. Matt was one of six children the Sandusky’s adopted and has a troubled past, which includes a suicide attempt barely four months after moving into the home.

The overwhelming amount of evidence trumped the lack of corroborating witnesses to Mike McQueary’s claim that he saw Sandusky having sex with a young boy in the Penn State showers several years ago; McQueary was an employee of the school. His allegations that Penn State coach Joe Paterno did nothing to stop the abuse got Paterno fired last year. Paterno died in January.

Twitter fairly exploded with the news late last night as word spread about the verdict; for most, it seems, justice has been served.

Jerry Sandusky Jury Reaches Verdict: Twitter Reacts
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  • s.v.p.

    you are so right!!! his wife needs to go jail along beside him . so they both can get some real hard candy!!

  • Corry

    I read in one article that Sandusky’s regret was not being able to take the stand…what’s up with that?
    His wife (real piece of work), his kids who covered for him and everyone at Penn State who did the same need to be up on charges next.
    They are just as guilty as he is.

  • kimberly

    These guys regularly run in packs, so to speak, so it’s unlikely that he was the only one doing this. The guy who saw him raping a child in the shower didn’t call the police, he told his daddy. Has anyone asked McQueery if his father raped HIM? It’s not unusual…child abuse begets child abuse. There will be more indictments; the police found a file that the Penn State president had on Sandusky that totally negated the lies the man had told the grand jury. They are all in this together, including the wife, who, in a taped phone call, basically said, “Well, that’s just the way Jerry is.” What gets me about all these people is that they’re not sorry they did it, they’re just sorry they got caught.

    • Sharon

      I’m not so sure about them running in packs, but they are predators(known for putting themselves in positions of authority figure, rolemodle types,to do what they covet most). True being abused often leads you to abuse, I think it had more to do with football & the reputation of the school. I couldn’t believe the fans re-actions, one guy actually said,” yeah my heart goes out to them, but they shouldn’t stop the season!” It’s insane, screw the damn game those kids lives were taken, they can never get back the things he stole from them(emotionally & mentally during a physical act)! Anyone that knew IS GUILTY, to see something that horrific and remain silent is a crime. His wife is nuts, if she wants to stand by her man so bad, she should rot in jail with the pervert.

  • Alexis

    If all of the Penn State officials and family members who were supposedly ‘covering’ up for him all of these years should be convicted, shouldn’t the parents of these alleged victims be too? Why would you let your child partake in an extra-curricular activity with a so called pervert. If anyone remembers, he was tried yet not convicted of sexual assault in 1998 of a young boy. So it took 10 years and many, many other encounters to actually grow a pair and file charges against him. If you don’t get a conviction the first time, you don’t wait 10 years for more victims to get assaulted, you just don’t let your child around someone who was almost convicted. Its that simple. Yes, justice was served. To a 70 year old man who many of us once honored. I guess its just Yin-Yang, for the Casey Anthony trial to reach a non-guilty verdict, a case with outstanding relevant, physical evidence, we had have a case with years old HUMAN testimony to reach a guilty verdict. ‘Merica.

    • Sharon

      Okay, you think the families of the “alleged victoms” knew. This wasn’t like the M. Jackson case(were the parents could sue & pimped out their kids),this man set up a foundation for TROUBLED YOUTH, to prey on! I don’t think all his victoms even came forward, in many incidences were rape is involved the victoms internalize, have feelings of shame,& self-hatred(blaming themselves,because they can’t believe they put themselves in a postion to let someone so evil do that to them)! It’s awful and they are wrong, it’s not their fault. I belive ALL rapist are re-peat offenders and many go unreported, because of the way our judical system is set up.

  • Denny Sollon

    I was really begining to doubt our judtice system. This verdict
    gives me hope. I hope Sandusky is placed in the general prison population rather than his his own luxury cell to protect him.

    Let them at him.

    • norman chramoff

      Dottie Sandusky is as evil or the dumbest person on earth. It is obvious that she put her part of his pension ahead of the welfare of the victims. And lets see some jail time for the school administrators who looked the other way. The victims need to sue the Peterno estate – the millions of dollors in his pension needs to go to the victims. Maybe next time the morons who surround evil will think twice before looking the other way.

    • Clay Beardmore

      There is no such thing as a “luxury” cell.

  • http://yahoo! Brian

    Well, he WAS acquitted on THREE of the Forty-Eight counts. So, I suppose, Jerry is not quite as guilty as some of us had thought!

    • Laura

      Are you kidding me. They did not address those issues on cross examination. That is the only reason those charges were dropped Einstien.

    • JH

      Only one was from lack of corroboration. Another was because it was a duplicate charge. The third was because it had been improperly included due to a different statute. Are you serious??

    • Kathy

      He was acquitted on 3 of 48 accounts. Therefore, you think he’s not as guilty as you had thought? Unbelievable! The evidence was overwhelming.
      I was sexually molested as a child by my father. After thousands of dollars of therapy and two suicide attempts, I, finally, don’t want to kill myself, anymore. My childhood was taken from me. I lost my marriage, because I was unable to have a normal sex life. I had bulimia for 30 years, because I hated my body.
      The victims in this case are heroes. Telling a story of personal trauma in front of the world takes enormous courage.
      Hopefully, some good will come out of this tragic tale.

  • http://voiceamerica.com/sports sportsmavericks

    For years, i have been complaining about parents who bring there kids to football camps, baseball games, basketball tryouts and just leave them. It is almost like they want these coaches to raise these children..all for the sake of your child playing sports. It is interesting that Jerry created the very Foundation, that brought him down. It is clear that his purpose was not philanthrophy but for his own sadists pleasures. We can argue that he lost his father when he was three, and perhaps he was molest himself, but to hide behind fame and charity is the lowest of them all, and to target children who are already hurting, and to impose your sick will on them. God got something real good for him. I just hope that I am able to read it in the papers in bold print when it happens. I think his life just ended yesterday.

    • anny

      the foundation did not bring down sandusky, it did provide him cover for his heinous acts.

  • Michael Read, USMC(Ret)

    I wished we had the death penalty for child molesters, pedophiles and other perverts! Mike

  • REBECCA

    I TO AM A VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD SEX ABUSE AND RAPE AND I DID NOT GET JUSTICE CAUSE I NEVER TOLD I AM GROWN NOW AND STILL FACE THE HORROR SO IM PROUD OF ALL THE VICTIMS THAT HAD A VOICE FOR ALL OF US

  • Ant Mart

    This country NEEDS TO GET A GRIP ON THE FACT THAT “SEXUALITY IS AS SIMILIAR AS A FINGER, and AS DIFERENT AS A FINGER PRINT.” NO ONE IS the SAME.

    I too have empathy for the kids, but they could have told someone way before now, but THY CHOSE NOT TO BECAUSE THEY WERE “ALL IN”, CONSENUAL (in their mind) UNTILL SOMETHING DIDN”T GO THIER WAY. Now it’s a “run on the bank.” He didn’t kill them, he cared for them in a way that a surprising unspoken number of people understand (look at the statistics and read the news).

    We lose too many loving and talented people in society because their love is a crime- Jerry Sandusky is by far not the only one who has a paraphalia for youth. So instead of putting them in prison or having kill themselves why not use their sexual attraction to motivate and build a better society. Can you imagine the feeling of being so hopeless because you can’t: change your sexuality, or ever be intimate with a love object in a non-violent encounter? (because you fear going to jail)?

    WWJD? Not put JS in prison for the rest of his life!!! USE HIM AS AN INSTRUMENT TO WORK TOWARDS REACHING the “GREAT COMPROMISE” that promotes health for EVERYONE (albeit with restrictions)!!! THE DIALOGUE NEEDS TO START NOW.

    • Meg

      Are you kidding? This is a very sick man who can do no good for society. He had his chance. This is not love it is ABUSE!
      I am very surprised by your writing.

      • SHELLY

        THANK U AS THAT ABOVE COMMENT ANNOYED AND JUST OH GOT ME GOING………………..WOW…….SOME PEOPLE…!!

      • Michelle S

        you must be a pedophile also for writing this ridiculous comment.

    • Tina

      To Ant Mart:

      Why are you shouting? I don’t know which of your ignorant statements angers me the most! Get off your soapbox about how “this country needs to get a grip”. Obviously, you have no clue what victims of sexual abuse go through. Children do not (and cannot according to most state laws) give their “consent” to sex. JS may have been talented in some respects, but loving ??? No way! Loving individuals don’t have sex with children!!!

    • Gail Quick

      Sounds like Ant Mart and Sandusky have a lot in common.

    • Vickie

      I grew up being sexually abused by my so-called father…NOT a step-father. I was the oldest of 7 and married early to get out of that horrible life. He abused all of my younger siblings and who knows how many others. He finally died last 4th of July – MY PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY! I was told that if I told my mother he would kill me…so, of course I didn’t until she was contemplating divorce, when I was 50+. Then my oldest brother told her the same. She didn’t divorce the creep because she said she didn’t want to drag the “family” in the mud. I believe that she knew, just like Sandusky’s wife and they are both just as guilty because they didn’t defend us and put an end to the person/people that they should have cared the most about.

      There is no redemption for these bastards who ruin lives like they did ours. I used to dream of killing my father and the dreams stopped when he died. Perhaps these innocent victims will get peace when Sandusky goes to Hell. Perhaps he will meet my father.

      Don’t defend the pedophiles, but instead help those of us who have been betrayed by those who should have protected us!!!

    • Vickie

      I grew up being sexually abused by my so-called father…NOT a step-father or a boyfriend, but my birth father. I was the oldest of 7 children and married early to get out of that horrible life. He abused all of my younger siblings and who knows how many others.

      He finally died last 4th of July – MY PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY!

      During all of the 18 years of abuse, I was told that if I told anyone he would kill me…so, of course I didn’t until my Mother was contemplating divorce, when I was 50+. Then my oldest brother told her the same. She didn’t divorce the creep because she said she didn’t want to drag the “family” in the mud.

      I believe that she knew, just like Sandusky’s wife and they are both just as guilty because they didn’t defend us. Had they called the police and turned them in, there wouldn’t have been more victims. I hope these “enablers” who have more children, adopt more children or allow other children into the clutches of these monsters are punished eventually, as well. Maybe they will go to Hell, too.

      There is no redemption for these deviants who ruin lives like they did ours. I used to dream of killing my father and the dreams stopped when he died. Perhaps Sandusky’s innocent victims will get peace when Sandusky dies.

      Don’t defend the pedophiles, but instead help those of us who have been betrayed!!! I have had a lifetime of counseling just to help me understand that it was not my fault.

    • Ant Mart is SIck!

      You must be a child molester. How dare you say this? What gives you any right as just a human to think this? your sick i hope you get your time when your caught!

    • http://webpronews tracie

      R U KIDDING ME? it sounds like u need to be picking up the soap w/js……..then lets see what u think

  • Carla

    Bet that stupid smirk will be washed away

    • SHELLY

      YA SANDUSKY’S WIFE SHOULD NOW HAVE HER TURN BUT SHE IS TPOO BUSY BUY TRUCKLOADS OF SOAP ON A ROPE SO WHENN JERRY BENDS FOR THAT SOAP………………………..JUST SAYIN;……..JUSTICE WAS SERVED………………i DONT GET IT MATT UNDESKY HIS NAME PLASTERD ALL OVER I THOUGHT SEX OFFENDED PEOPLE ARE NEVER REVEALED…………………………???

  • http://yahoo mags

    Dotie Sandusky must be deaf and blind, not to know what was going on in the basement of their home.

    • dot

      intentionally blind and liked
      his paychecks.

  • Steven Eric Chung Lee

    The man should get the death penalty! His actions directly lead to Joe Paterno getting fired and dying; and he ruined many lives; lives of innocent children! He should do the world a favor and hang himself; or some inmate ought to do the world a favor and “SHANK” him!

  • sy sosa

    For once in a long time; Justice has been done; may he experience in prison what he put these young kids through. It does’nt matter were,
    evil is well alive,it’s a shame; parent paid for education for theere kids, they are hurt for life. May God heal them emotionally.
    Praying for all of them and there families.
    Zimmerman should be the next one ,for robbing this young teen his life. God do not like ugly nor evil!!

  • Who Knows

    Those who wish such terrible reprecussions on “ANY” individual are worse than the offender himself! Eye for an eye tooth for a tooth is adamantly prohibited by biblical principal as well as vigilante vengeance. Society needs to stop listening to the news media that dramatizes eveything and thereby stigmatizes and traumatizes too many people. There are entirely too many unlearned and insecure people in today’s society that need to get a life…..and I’m not talking about the offenders but the ravening wolves out there who want to devour them! While his offenses are reprehensible indeed, God is the ultimate judge of “ALL”! Get a life people!

  • sy sosa

    FOR ONCE JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE. THIS MAN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE SAME SUFFERINGS HE PUT THESE KIDS THROUGH,

    I AM PRAYING FOR THESE KIDS AND FAMILIES, MAY GOD HEAL THEM EMOTIONALLY.

    ZIMMERMAN ALSO NEED TO PAY FOR KILLING THE YOUNG MAN. ROBBING HIS YOUTH.

    • Michelle S

      Are you serious comparing Zimmerman to Sandusky? That was self defense and everyone knows it.

  • http://yahoo.com Patricia

    I thank God the victims may now have peace of mind. But Jerry’s peace will now be gone as he will soon face the same act that he put those poor children through. Like it says in the Bible”vengeance is mine”saith the lord. You never prey on children, the elderly or women. There are some things you just don’t do.

  • dot

    His wife was intentionally blind.
    I’d be creeped out after my first
    inkling!

  • Ronda

    It is nice to see that some of the child molesters do get caught and are sent to prison. I was abused by my step father as a child. I tried to prosecute him in my early 20′s and was told that the statute of limitations was up. Because I was over 18 there was nothing I could do. There is no statute of limitations for the pain it lasts a lifetime!

    • mildred lane

      U are not alone. sending prayers.

  • mr. stinkynuts

    who gives a damn, take care of your goddamn kids, and if anyone is messing with them, carve a baseball bat out of a tree that was struck by lightning, burn a wonderboy stain on it, and hop on one leg for 3 minutes, eat a buffet and fart!

    • mr. stinkynuts

      when you poop in your dreams, you poop for real!

  • Kathleen Hardy

    I am very grateful to the justice system in our country that they saw the evidence presented to them and acted accordingly. Sandusky is a heinous man, who should have been brought up on charges years ago. If only he was protected by others who knew and did nothing about it. As a child abuse victim, I sincerely hope that all who were abused by Sandusky can gain something from this verdict knowing that he will never be able to do this again. I was thinking about this case over the weekend and the neighborhood “older gentleman” (60ish) who abused me. I wonder if he was ever brought up on charges. Of course, that was a lifetime ago (nearly 50 years). I sincerely hope that he didn’t abuse any other children. When it happened to me (age 10), I was afraid to tell anyone. Now, as an adult, I wish I had had the courage to speak up. I agree that those who know (the Penn State administrators) and others should be brought up on charges.

  • Mely Adams

    IT IS A BIG RELIEF TO KNOW THAT HE IS CONVICTED OF CRIMES HE COMMITTED YEARS AGO. PUTTING HIM IN PRISON WITH YOUNG PRISONERS IS DANGEROUS TOO. HE SHOULD BE PLACED IN A SOLITARY CONFINEMENT TO MAKE SURE HE WOULD NOT DO THE THINGS AGAIN.

  • $dog

    Sandusky is a good, loving man. He does not deserve this. May he win on appeal

  • http://webpronews tracie

    she has to live w/that, she too is a monster karma is a bitch

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