Pennsylvania Statue University Sexual Abuse Scandal (2012)

Jury finds Sandusky guilty of sexual abuse charges

Jury finds Sandusky guilty of sexual abuse charges

A jury in Centre County, Pa has convicted former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing children over the course of two decades while a coach and coach emeritus at Penn State.

A jury comprised of seven women and five men deliberated for two days, finding Sandusky guilty of 45 of 48 charges of sexual abuse against ten boys in a case that brought national attention to the issue of child sexual abuse and has rocked the community surrounding State College, Pa.

Allegations of a cover-up of Sandusky's crimes by high ranking Penn State officials led to the firing of longtime head football coach Joe Paterno, who died several months later at the age of...