Convicted pedophile ex-football coach, now threatens hundreds of years in jail
Seattle, the case had shocked the public. Sandusky was the deputy of the legendary Joe Paterno, who also covered up the case
The former assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University, Jerry Sandusky, was found guilty by a jury of 45 cases of sexual abuse of minors, the 48 that were contested. The case has shocked the United States for attempting to cover-up carried out by coach Joe Paterno, a legend of football student. Sandusky now faces a sentence of hundreds of years.
Sandusky, 68, was escorted out of court in handcuffs in Bellefonte. The sentence will be determined at a later time. The defendant faces a penalty of hundreds of years in prison. The decision came after 21 hours of deliberation by a jury of 7 women and 5 men. The former coach was joined at the hearing, holding hands with his wife. Outside the county courthouse had gathered a crowd, who applauded the ruling.
Lured the children with family problems
Sandusky was the assistant to Joe Paterno, the legendary football coach of Pennsylvania State University. Paterno was the coach who won more than anyone else in his sport, loved by fans and athletes: the man who had transformed the University into a sporting power, nurturing generations of champions.
Sanduski was his right arm. According to the indictment, the assistant coach would have founded an association to care for children with problems, Second Mile, he would use to get kids. The indictment involved 48 cases of alleged sexual abuse of a dozen children over 15 years. During the trial it emerged that the deputy coach was always with some of these kids. Eight of the victims (now adults) who testified, recounting suffered repeated sexual assaults on campus and the coach house.
The attempted cover-up of Paterno
The arrest of Sanduski late last year had disrupted Penn University. Paterno and university president Graham B. Spanier had been dismissed on charges that he knew of the abuses of the Vice-coach and have them covered. The expulsion of Paterno (85enne and cancer patient) had aroused the anger of the students, who had expressed the street and ended up clashing with police. The old coach had died two months after the dismissal.