After a day and a half of deliberations, a jury in Centre County, PA has found Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts, regarding sexual abuse on minors.
Following a trial full of gruesome details, tears and sadness, many in central Pennsylvania have found a sense of closure tonight.
As happy as I want to be about the verdict, my heart hurts for the victims of this monster, Jerry Sandusky. I can only hope that they can find a sense of peace in tonight’s verdict. I won’t pretend to know how or what they are feeling, but I hope that there is no pain involved.
A community and a university can begin the healing process now. How long that will take is impossible to tell but a big step can be taken today with the closure of Jerry Sandusky’s trial. Not only the closure, but a GUILTY verdict. A NOT GUILTY verdict would now have provided the same, if any closure for the community.
I don’t know what the future holds for Penn State, but I am more than happy to put this in the past. Jerry Sandusky will now spend the rest of his life in prison, pending an appeal…which will most certainly fail.
We at VictoryBellRings.com have not covered the Sandusky trial in any aspect, to this point. If you have looked here for information, I apologize for not providing that to you. I was uncomfortable writing about the details of the case and with no legal expertise, did not feel informed enough to give my own opinions.
I have an enormous amount of respect for guys like Ryan Beckler, Kevin Horne and Ben Jones who were on site for the entire trial and covered the details vigorously.
Also, this is the first and last time that Jerry Sandusky’s picture will appear on this website, as long as I am here.
Penn State 2012 commit, Jake Kiley:
He made my life a living hell for months, now hes gonna get what he deserves. #Hell
— Jake Kiley (@PSU_PT_Kiley2) June 23, 2012