Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, has been found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse. He was charged with abusing 10 boys over a period of 15 years, in his home, on the Penn State campus and on official travels with the University. Sandusky, 68, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Sandusky’s attorney says they will appeal.
Sandusky and his wife have 6 adopted children, and served as foster parents to numerous children. One of the adopted boys, Matt Sandusky, who was previously a foster child through Sandusky’s “charity,” The Second Mile, was adopted at age 18. The day the jury began deliberations, Matt, through an attorney, claimed that he was also sexually abused by his father. They jury never heard the claim. Apparently Matt Sandusky has made statements in support of his father in the past. At least three of the Sandusky’s adopted children are boys.
Sandusky’s attorney is on Fox this moment saying that Jerry Sandusky is not “sick.” The crowd outside the court house is shouting him down.
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