Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky faces a grand total of 500 years behind bars if convicted of all of the counts of sexual abuse that have been lodged against him. Jerry has been accused of a whopping total of 48 counts of criminal child abuse – after ten victims came forward to claim that he had abused all of them over a 15-year period of time.
Jerry’s lawyer Joe Amendola told TMZ that he would be shocked if his client was acquitted on all of the charges against him. After the jury in the case began deliberations, Jerry’s adopted son Matt Sandusky revealed that his father had abused him, as well. Neither Matt nor Jerry testified in the trial.
Stay tuned right here at Earsucker for the verdict as its read. It will be available at 10PM EST as the court convenes tonight. Jerry has just arrived for the reading of the verdict. Keep refreshing for updates. The jury was out for only 20 hours, but was announced to have a reading of the verdict tonight and no one would be allowed to leave the courtroom until it was read.
Stay tuned as this story is developing…
Update #1: Jerry was said to be looking stoic as he walked into the courtroom, but was heckled by at least one bystander.
Update #2: Jerry has been found guilty of 45 to 48 counts of child sexual abuse.