Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse
The verdict for former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, has been reached and the jury has found Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse. The jury, which deliberated for nearly 21 hours, came to the guilty conclusion at just about 10:10 p.m. Sandusky was originally facing 52 counts of sexual abuse, but four were dropped.
CNN reported that the maximum penalty Sandusky could face is 442 years. CNN said Sandusky did not look at his family during the verdict announcement, but looked straight ahead without emotion. Sandusky will now be taken to the local jail in Bellefonte, PA and be booked and placed under 24-hour observation for at least 72 hours. According to CNN, his sentencing will be within 90 days.
Sandusky’s co-counsel Karl Rominger told Anderson Cooper after the rulings were made that they will be appealing the case.