Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky Convicted of 45 Counts of Sex Abuse

Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach whose sex abuse scandal eventually brought down legendary Coach Joe Paterno, has been convicted of 45 of 48 counts of sex abuse. Sandusky who faces stiff sentencing was convicted of abusing young, vulnerable boys in a 15 year period. Ultimately, the jury wasn’t convinced of his defense lawyers strategy to portray Sandusky as suffering from psychological illness.
The Sandusky verdict marks the second huge jury verdict for survivors of sexual abuse. Earlier today, Monsignor Will Lynn of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was convicted on one count of child endangerment. This is perhaps a watershed day in the civil rights movement to protect children from sexual abuse.