Jury Reaches Verdict in Sandusky Abuse Case
Former assistant Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, has been found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse. I have to tell you, I’m pretty shaky as I write this.
I’m incredibly happy and relieved that this despicable piece of garbage is gone from our lives and the lives of those he abused over a period of 15 years.
But I’m still so deeply angry because I feel this could have been stopped and just wasn’t. Who knows how long his victims will be dealing with this? Sure, he’s going to prison, but they will essentially be imprisoned, as well, by the horrible acts inflicted upon them and the potential inability to ever get it out of their minds.
At the very least, none of us may ever see him again. His bond was revoked, so it seems as if it was the desire of judge and jury to get him shackled and get him behind bars as quickly as is humanly possible. For many, many people, it didn’t come close to happening quickly enough.
There’s an old saying in my family: “There’s a special place in hell for people like him.”