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Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky convicted of child sex abuse

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces life in prison following his conviction late Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, a scandal that shook the storied football program to its core and caused the university to fire legendary coach Joe Paterno.Sandusky, 65, was led from the courtroom in handcuffs after being found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. Sentencing will be in about three months, but mandatory minimums will keep him behind bars for life. Joseph Amendola, Sandusky's lead defense attorney, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Saturday that he has been placed on suicide watch, citing "standard procedure" in a high-profile case.Sandusky, a retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, showed little emotion as the verdict was read, giving his wife, Dottie, and family members a half-wave as the county sheriff led him away. Bystanders also hurled insults at him, including one who yelled for Sandusky to "rot in hell," to which the former Penn ...

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