Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty On 45 Counts of Sexual Abuse: Now What? (VIDEO)

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Jerry Sandusky found Guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuseIt's official: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 different boys over a 15 year period. It's a chilling verdict that will most likely put the 68-year-old slimeball behind bars for the remainder of his life. Sandusky showed little emotion last night as the verdict was read, and was lead away from the Pennsylvania courthouse wearing handcuffs.

The more I read about the breakdown of what he was found guilty of doing, by victim, the more my stomach churns and I feel ill. There are so many questions I have floating in my mind. How's his wife, Dottie, feeling -- especially after last weeks graphic testimonies? How does she sleep at night? What's it got to feel like to be one of those 10 boys, now adults?

I may not be able to answer those questions. One I can though: does this sweeping verdict make anything better? In my eyes, absolutely not.

Jerry Sandusky was a serial child predator . For the 10 victims, this verdict may be a victory for justice. However, the guilty verdict does NOT change the past, and definitely does not compensate for the lifelong consequences they face as victims of sexual abuse. These victims, many of which were scared to come out in the first place, were fondled, raped, and forced into oral sex. Plain and simple: these are memories that aren't just erased by a verdict.

Nevertheless, I find comfort in the knowing that Sandusky and his "histrionic personality disorder" will most likely be far, far away from children for the rest of his life. Sandusky's lead defense attorney Joe Amendola has already told CBS News that they plan to appeal his client's sex abuse convictions.

Watch more coverage on the Sandusky case, here:

How do you feel about the Sandusky verdict?

 

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JAFE JAFE

Praise God. I know it can't change the past Emily but it can change the future and at least those "kids" know they were believed and we're all standing right there behind them. That's the important thing.

seaho... seahorsesiren

My heart broke for those boys whose innocence was shattered by this depraved man. I know this verdict cannot change the past but I bet those that were harmed by Sandunsky will be just a bit happier knowing that he is finally in jail. This man is off the streets and cant harm anymore boys. Too bad Sandunsky will not be with the general population inmates because then he really would get Whats coming to him. I may sound cold and callous but I cant to think what if one of these boys were my son? The pain for their boys and their families wont go away but I hope that they will have a happy rest of their lives

harym... harymarshman

Child molesters deserve death. Period

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SoJaided SoJaided

I'm very pleased with the verdict. I absolutely HATE that all these poor boys had to go through this. No child should ever have to lose their innocence in such a horrible, traumatizing way. Then for them to have to relive it all in front of a courtroom of people is so so sad, but I'm glad they were all so incredibly brave and did it so Sandusky can never hurt another child and they can at least sleep at night knowing the man who hurt them will never be free again. (I know he hasn't been sentenced yet, but I don't see him getting ANY less than life in prison. Thank God)

Jscot... Jscott1216

Life in prison is mandatory minimum for this. The said that on the news last night. He will get life they just don't know how many life sentences yet. I think his wife belongs in there too! There's no way in hell she didn't know what was going on. He did it to their own sons for Christ sake! These two absolutely disgust me!!! And I agree with who ever said child molesters deserve death! His ass should fry for this!

nonmember avatar Lord K

I say put him in the general population, let the other inmates 'take care of him'. Why the hell should we or the people of Pennsylvania spend any more tax dollars supporting this worthless POS??????

JT95687 JT95687

I am relieved that this pig will no longer be able to harm kids.  The wife should join him too, she knew something without a doubt... As far as sticking this piece of human excrement in general population to get an ass beating... I doubt that work since most of the child porn that is circulating the web is coming from the prisons... and most of the criminals in prison these days have some history of child sex abuse... in general population he would be with many of his own kind.  If it were up to me, I would hang him by balls and beat him like a pinata ... repeat often...  Thank GOD justice came before football in this case, now I hope the victims can get the healing they need.

Rae.302 Rae.302

Why wouldnt he be put in general population?

And i definately agree that his wife should be brought up on charges. She knew, and allowed it to go own. She's just as sick as he is.

Rae.302 Rae.302

Go on*

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