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Sandusky found guilty on 45 abuse counts

Former Penn State assistant coach likely faces life sentence for sexual assaults on 10 boys

Jerry Sandusky, a former protege of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno who has become the face of child sex abuse in American sports, was convicted late Friday of 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys he befriended through his charitable foundation for disadvantaged youths.

A jury of seven women and five men, most with ties to Penn State, reached the verdict at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after an emotionally wrenching trial in which eight of the victims recounted their abuse.

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