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.
I wish Jerry Sandusky was at least 20 years younger. That way, he could spend so much more time in prison.
It's hard to hate Lebron James when there are people like Jerry Sandusky out there.
Sandusky, a tragedy all around. He may well come to know in prison the kind of horror he inflicted. May his victims have peace.
I wish I believed in Hell, so Jerry Sandusky could go there.
Jerry Sandusky guilty on all but three counts. Justice served. I'm relieved that it still can b so.
The prison population views child molesters as the absolute lowest life form. Have fun, Jerry Sandusky.
Jerry #Sandusky's wife needs to be put in jail too ...!!