Dating in sandusky
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Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-to-60 years in prison for 45 counts related to sexual abuse of young boys dating as far back as the 1970s.
“Do not understand why they were so prominent in trial.
Facing the same felony charges as Spanier, Curley and Schultz cut deals and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor endangerment count days before Spanier’s trial began, and agreed to testify against Spanier.
Had Spanier taken the stand, Black said, the jury foreman said he would have remained a holdout during deliberations.
After more than a day of deliberations, the Dauphin County panel of seven women and five men last Friday convicted Spanier, 68, of misdemeanor child endangerment for not taking steps to alert child-welfare authorities in 2001 after learning Sandusky had been caught showering with a boy after hours in a campus locker room.
The prosecution said several times during the trial that four more victims were sexually assaulted by Sandusky after that 2001 incident.
“I don’t care how many mistakes you make in a lifetime …
you have to reach a point somewhere where you can live with your mistake,” Black said.
Black didn't describe misconduct by the jury, but instead stuck to his personal views of the evidence in the case.
What is more certain: His words are likely to deepen the divide over the split verdict and what it means to the Penn State faithful.
Before the trial, sources close to him indicated the longtime Penn State president was eager to take the stand and defend himself.
But after less-than-damning testimony from the two men expected to be star witnesses against him -- former athletic director Timothy Curley and vice president Gary Schultz -- Spanier's lawyers chose not to call him and instead argue that the prosecution failed to prove its case.
Richard Black, a 78-year-old retired truck driver from Dauphin County, said he was the last holdout at the end of deliberations but has since made peace with the jury's decision last week.