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VERDICT Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty    Matt Rourke / AP Photo

Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty

After 21 hours of deliberation, a Pennsylvania jury has found Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 out of 48 charges related to child sexual abuse. The former Penn State University assistant football coach was convicted of sexually abusing nine boys (he'd been accused of abusing 10) over a 15-year period. Sandusky had pleaded not guilty to all 48 charges. He and his lawyer, Joe Amendola, unsuccessfully attempted to convince the jury of insufficient evidence, a conspiracy created by the alleged victims for profit, and biased media coverage of the case. Sandusky's adopted son, Matt, shocked the court Thursday evening when he said, through his attorney, that he, too, had been sexually abused by his father and would be willing to testify against him. NBC News reports that Sandusky will get at least 60 years in prison.

June 22, 2012 10:17 PM