Corbett Comments on Sandusky Verdict

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement on the conviction of Jerry Sandusky in Centre County Court:

“First, I want to thank the jury for their willingness to serve on such a difficult case,’’ Corbett said.

“I also want to commend the multiple victims in this case who had the courage to come forward and testify in court, confronting Sandusky, and proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of these reprehensible crimes,’’ Corbett said.

“The agents and prosecutors of the Attorney General’s Office, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police, also deserve a great deal of credit for today’s verdict. They pursued every lead, gathering evidence from multiple victims, in order to bring this man to justice,’’ Corbett said.

Sandusky was convited on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abuse 10 boys over a 15-year period while he was an assistant football coach at Penn State. The scandal led to the firing of university president Graham Spanier and legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

Judge John Cleland revoked Sandusky's bail immediately following the verdict and was sent to jail. He is expected to be sentenced in about three months and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison
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