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    Sandusky jury reaches verdict (Update: Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts)

    Sandusky jury reaches verdict (Update: Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts)

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    NYT NEWS ALERT: Sandusky Is Found Guilty on 45 of 48 Counts in Child Sexual Abuse Case

    Via ABC News:

    Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty today of nearly all of the allegations of child sex abuse leveled against him.

    He will likely be sentenced to life in prison.

    After 20 hours of sequestered deliberations, the jury of seven women and five men read dozens of “guilty” verdicts as Sandusky stood and looked at the jury with a hand in a pocket of his brown jacket.

    Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts against him of sex abuse involving 10 boys he allegedly groomed through a charity he operated. He was led out of court by officers.

    Sandusky and his lawyers, along with prosecutors, were summoned to court to hear the verdict. Assembled spectators shouted jeers such as “pervert” as Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, walked into the courthouse lit up by flash bursts.

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    Joseph Farnsworth | June 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    WarEagle82 – I have nothing to hide, except perhaps calling you a blowhard.


     
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    Joseph Farnsworth | June 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Just one, WarEagle82. And this is what could cause a retrial: The prosecution piled on too many charges hoping one would stick and didn’t allow the defense enough time to prepare against this blizzard of allegations. They only had to prosecute one charge and prove it with the defense having a full opportunity to rebut.


       
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      WarEagle82 in reply to Joseph Farnsworth. | June 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Previously, you said only molesting 10 children didn’t offset the good Sandusky did for your alleged “300.” Now, you say one molested child is too many?

      And in your earlier post, 45 guilty verdicts weren’t enough to demonstrate guilt. In this most recent post, one guilty charge would have been.

      I see you are not constrained by any need to demonstrate consistency.


     
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    Joseph Farnsworth | June 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The point I made was that out of the thousands of kids Sandusky helped, all being children at risk, many juvenile deliquents, it is not improbable that a small number might want to financially benefit from the accusations.


       
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      WarEagle82 in reply to Joseph Farnsworth. | June 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      The points you keep making is “blame the victims,” and even worse, you contrive some bizarre calculus in which any good Sandusky might have done trumps THE FACT that he molested AT THE VERY LEAST TEN YOUNG MEN!

      I believe, sometimes, the victims are the actual victims and the perpetrator of crimes is actually guilty. And I believe that, more often than not, the jury gets it right. And in this case, they appear to have gotten it right 45 times. And when they weren’t certain beyond a reasonable doubt, they refused to convict.

      The idea that Sandusky’s unquantifiable, potential, “good” is greater than the actual, identifiable evil he committed is gob-smackingly unbelievable!

      Further more, the idea that the stories of these young men could only support one another due to some conspiracy is lunatic considering most of these young men only met very recently. My Watergate reference would demonstrate just how difficult it is to pull off a conspiracy of such magnitude but you seem to fail to recognize that fact.

      Sometimes, a heinous pedophile is just a heinous pedophile. Not sure why you can’t accept that.

      I doubt I will return to this thread to check your reply but I am fairly sure you will once again accuse the young men of evil and protest Sandusky’s convictions. Believe what you will. It is a free country and you can be as deluded as you want…


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