The news that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 of 48 criminal counts against him was greeted by cheers in Bellefonte, Pa. on Friday evening.
"I would say everyone around here thought he was guilty," local retiree Jenny Andrus told The Huffington Post outside of the courthouse on Friday. After exiting the courthouse, the 68-year-old was transported to the Centre County Correctional Facility and was put on suicide watch.
Based on the reception that Sandusky reportedly received previously at Centre County Correctional Facility, it seems that the vocal group of inmates may share the feeling expressed at the courthouse. According to The Daily, when the lights went out during Sandusky's first night in jail back in December 2011, other prisoners taunted the ex-Penn State assistant football coach with lyrics from Pink Floyd's "The Wall."
"Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone," sang prisoners, according to a former inmate interviewed by The Daily.
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Having been found guilty on 45 of the 48 charges related to sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year span, Sandusky is beind held in the same lockup he was taken to after his second arrest in December 2011. His sentencing should occur in approximately 90 days.
After initially being arrested in November 2011, Sandusky was again arrested in early December on the charges pertaining to the young men identified as Victim 9 and Victim 10. After spending the night in jail, Sandusky was released on a $250,000 bail. He would remain free until Friday evening when he returned to Centre County Correctional Facility.
Sandusky's lawyers may file an appeal -- citing trial timing and an issue with an interview between Sandusky and Bob Costas of NBC that was played for jurors -- that they hope will keep Sandusky from staying among any song-happy prisoners for very long. Given the number of charges that he was convicted of and the severity of the crimes, Sandusky will very likely die in prison if those appeals prove unsuccessful.
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