In my mind, the question wasn't whether Jerry Sandusky would be found guilty. The question was, how guilty was he? According to a jury, he was very guilty.
A jury convicted Jerry Sandusky of 45 charges of child sex abuse Friday, concluding a trial in which eight men took the witness stand to declare that the former Penn State coach molested them when they were boys.
So ended a criminal case that has shocked and horrified the Penn State community and, on a national level, cast light on the nature of pedophilia and the silence and denial that often accompany it.
At about 10 p.m., the foreman of the jury stood and read the verdicts, starting with count one, “involuntary deviate sexual intercourse” — “Guilty.”