Jerry Sandusky, 68, was charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. On June 22 the jury found him guilty on 45 of those counts. Since then, only one of them has come forth in interviews, telling of their emotional reactions in the jury room and shedding a little bit of light on how they arrived at their decision.
Juror No. 5, a physics and chemistry high school teacher admitted he used to admire Sandusky and what he did for underprivileged children. However those feelings, like of many others, changed during the trial. He told the Washington Post that “it feels good to expose something that was covered up. It’s a statement that there needs to be accountability and change. It’s the beginning of our time to heal.”