As Jerry Sandusky sits in jail on suicide watch, other inmates are taunting him with Pink Floyd lyrics, “Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone,” after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse.
For some kids, he asked them to call him Jerry.
It’s shocking to learn that after all these years, the former Penn State assistant football coach whom many looked up to, was abusing children in shower stalls, hotel rooms, and even on his basement floor.
“One of the recurring themes in this case was, ‘Who would believe a kid?’” Attorney General Linda Kelly said. “The answer is, we in Bellefonte, Pa., would believe a kid.”
The scandal has hurt a lot of people, and some people claim that it took the life of coach Joe Paterno, who suddenly died from cancer within months after his resignation.
As the former coach was led away in handcuffs to the county jail, he faced many hecklers on the way, and while he will be sentenced in three months, the mandatory minimums will keep him in a small cell for the rest of his life.
Sandusky showed little emotion in the courtroom as the verdict was read, giving his wife, Dottie, and family members a half-wave as the county sheriff escorted him out of the courtroom.
There were only three acquittals among the charges related to 10 victims, eight of whom took the stand to describe fondling, forced oral sex and anal rape.
One of the jurors said it’s hard to judge character, but the victims who testified against were all “very credible.”
However, the mother of one victim says despite the guilty verdict: “Nobody wins. We’ve all lost.”