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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison

Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence - in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.


At worn-out Penn State, relief, then time to move on

University tries to move forward after a long, public ordeal. All of the five TVs in Bill Pickle's Tap Room are tuned into the news. The verdict is in for the former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.


Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky convicted of 45 counts in sex abuse trial

Jerry Sandusky Handcuffed

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.


Jerry Sandusky's lawyer: Acquittal on all charges would be a shock

The lead defense attorney representing Jerry Sandusky told reporters on Friday that it would be a shock if the former Penn State University assistant football coach were acquitted of all of the charges of sexually abusing children now being weighed by sequestered jurors.


Sandusky's adopted son says former Penn State coach abused him

Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial.


Sandusky doesn't testify; defense rests

Jerry Sandusky

The defense team for Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, rested on Wednesday without the former assistant football coach taking the stand.


Jerry Sandusky: Defense tries to paint a positive portrait

The defense has begun the public rehabilitation of Jerry Sandusky, hoping to portray the former Penn State University assistant football coach as a normal human being rather than the predatory pedophile that prosecutors presented to the jury.

Senh: "A normal human being" who manipulates and rapes kids - good luck, guys.


Defense begins presenting case in Sandusky child sex abuse trial

The defense began presenting its case in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial Monday as it called three witnesses to the stand, but it remains unclear if Sandusky himself would testify.


Jerry Sandusky: Accusers say they were lured by attention, gifts

In what is becoming a theme, three more men described Wednesday how they received gifts, attention and even declarations of love from former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who would later force inappropriate sexual contact on them.


Jerry Sandusky trial: Witness weeps as he testifies to abuse in coach’s home basement

The young man identified in court documents as “Victim 1” sobbed in court Tuesday as he testified that Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted him multiple times in the basement of Sandusky’s home.


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