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GUILTY: Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 Counts

It’s over.

After just over 21 hours, the verdict is in. Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts stemming from child abuse committed over the last two decades.

At 9:57 p.m., the jury foreman slowly approached the microphone, and delivered the verdict.

Sentencing will occur in approximately 90 days, according to Judge Cleland. Sandusky was immediately taken into custody of the sheriff, and his bail was revoked.

Here are the verdicts of the 48 charges, sorted by Victim numbers as listed in the Grand Jury report.

Victim 1

GUILTY 1. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 2. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 3. Indecent assault (felony)
GUILTY 4. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 5. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 6. Endangering welfare of children (felony)

Victim 2

NOT GUILTY 7. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 8. Indecent assault (2nd degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 9. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 10. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 11. Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)

Victim 3

GUILTY 12. Indecent assault (2nd degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 13. Unlawful contact with a minor (3rd degree)
GUILTY 14. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 15. Endangering the welfare of a child (felony)

Victim 4

DISMISSED 16. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 17. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
DISMISSED 18. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
DISMISSED 19. Aggravated indecent assault
GUILTY 20. Indecent assault (2nd degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 21. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 22. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 23. Endangering the welfare of a child (felony)

Victim 5

NOT GUILTY 24. Indecent assault (1st degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 25. Unlawful contact with a minor (3rd degree)
GUILTY 26. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 27. Endangering welfare of a child (felony)

Victim 6

NOT GUILTY 28. Indecent assault (1st degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 29. Unlawful contact with a minor (3rd degree)
GUILTY 30. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 31. Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)

Victim 7

GUILTY 32. Criminal attempt to commit indecent assault
WITHDRAWN 33. Unlawful contact with a minors (3rd degree)
GUILTY 34. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 35. Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)

Victim 8

GUILTY 36. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 37. Indecent assault (2nd degree misdemeanor)
GUILTY 38. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 39. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 40. Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)

Victim 9

GUILTY 41. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 42: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 43. Indecent assault (felony)
GUILTY 44. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 45. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 46. Endangering the welfare of a child (felony)

Victim 10

GUILTY 47. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 48. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
GUILTY 49. Indecent assault (misdemeanor)
GUILTY 50. Unlawful contact with a minor (1st degree)
GUILTY 51. Corruption of minors
GUILTY 52. Endangering the welfare of a child  (felony)

 

Here are the penalties Sandusky is facing for each charge:

Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse – 1st degree felony – 20 years in prison – $25,000

Unlawful contact with a minor – 1st degree felony – 20 years in prison – $25,000

Indecent assault – 3rd degree felony – 7 years in prison – $15,000

Endangering the welfare of a child – 3rd degree felony – 7 years in prison – $15,000

Unlawful contact with a minor – 3rd degree felony – 7 years in prison – $15,000

Corruption of minors – 1st degree misdemeanor – 5 years in prison – $10,000

Endangering the welfare of a child – 1st degree misdemeanor – 5 years in prison – $10,000

Indecent assault – 1st degree misdemeanor – 5 years in prison – $10,000

Indecent Assault – 2nd degree misdemeanor – 2 years in prison – $5,000

Criminal attempt to commit indecent assault – 2 years in prison – $5,000

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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