The Jerry Sandusky trial is mercifully over and a verdict has finally been reached. The jury decided that Sandusky was indeed guilty of repeated acts of sexual abuse of children over his years as a part of The Second Mile and Penn State football.
Sandusky could be sentenced to 442 years in prison, which seems like it is not enough. I would prefer something in the four digits, just to be perfectly safe.
Before the trial began, many people thought that Jerry Sandusky had a chance of getting off due to the weird circumstances surrounding the jury. A lot of the people on the jury had some connection to the university and to Sandusky himself. However, it seems like it did not have a big effect on the outcome of the trial.
I will say that this case was one of the most disturbing things that I had ever heard. It was going to be that way regardless of the verdict. The testimony was downright awful and a lot of things that were said upset a lot of people. People reading the stuff online were very disturbed by the testimony, so imagine being in the courtroom was just awful.
This hopefully can close the book on an awful time at Penn State, but I bet the federal investigation into a possible coverup is going to get shoved to the forefront. If Jerry Sandusky was able to use the facilities while all of these people had some sort of inkling about what he was doing, that is just awful.
Hopefully all of the victims in this trial were able to get some closure by revealing what had happened to them. Their testimony has all but guaranteed that Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison. Sounds about right.