US coach convicted of child sex abuse

Jun 24, 2012, 11:59 IST | AFP

A US jury convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on Friday on 45 of 48 counts in a child sex abuse case that shocked the nation.

Police led the 68-year-old Sandusky —who had a dazed look on his face — away from the courthouse in Bellefonte in handcuffs into a patrol car to take him to the local jail. The scandal tarnished the legacy of Pennsylvania State University, one of the country’s most illustrious college football programs.

Sandusky, who stood accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period, allegedly recruited his young victims under the guise of a program he ran for abused and neglected youth. 

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