Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty

    In this Dec. 13, 2011 photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for a preliminary hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa.  A hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 to consider Jerry Sandusky's request to see his grandchildren _ prosecutors don't even want him out on his back porch _ and whether a jury should be brought in from outside Centre County. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    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.

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