In a courtroom in Pennsylvania, it only took a jury twenty-one hours to determine the outcome of a case that included forty-eight charges.
Jerry Sandusky was declared guilty on forty-five of the forty-eight counts, with a maximum time in jail of 442 years. Although the children affected will never be able to erase this from their memories, the conviction will surely give them – and parents everywhere – at least a little peace of mind tonight.
Although we don’t know his sentence yet – that will come later – it’s fairly safe to predict that Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. He left the courthouse in handcuffs, seated in the back of a police car. The crowd outside the courthouse erupted into cheers as the verdict came down, applauding and whooping as they celebrated justice being served.
We’ll have more here on Neutral Zone as more information comes out, including Sandusky’s sentencing.