Main players in the Penn State scandal

Published: Thursday, July 12 2012 12:03 p.m. MDT

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Gene J. Puskar, File, AP

Role: Former assistant football coach and founder of The Second Mile charity for children, convicted of molesting boys over a 15-year period.

Background: Arrested in November after a long investigation by a statewide grand jury. He had been a successful defensive coach for the Nittany Lions for 30 years, and prosecutors say he used his fame in the community to attract victims.

Charges: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault of a young child, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children.

Status: Sandusky was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. The judge ordered him to be taken to the county jail to await sentencing in about three months. He faces the possibility of life in prison.

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Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Every individual that covered up this abuse should be prosecuted to the fullest as well as sued civily by the victims. The message should be sent out loud and clear that if you become aware of child abuse you must report it to legal authorities immediately.

Whether it is at school, work, church ... or anywhere when you fail to report abuse you are partly responsible for what happened as well as being partially responsible for all future victims. Children are our greatest resources and must be protected.

Heber City, UT

Mrs. Sandusky is blind to her husband's actions. As to the lawyer saying Sandusky was only trying help the kids
Put on soap is so laughable. What a bunch of nonsense to even come up with that stupid suggestion. He ought to be disbarred forthis stupidity.

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