Life: The Jerry Sandusky Story, Part II.
The disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator was deservedly slapped with the equivalent of a life sentence Tuesday after his conviction on 45 child sex abuse charges.
The 30- to 60-year sentence may give Sandusky the necessary time to reflect on all the damage he has caused to his victims, Joe Paterno, Penn State, his own family and himself.
Despite all of his proclamations of innocence and conspiracies, the truth is this: Sandusky is a sexually violent predator who deserves to be incarcerated for as long as possible.
Sandusky destroyed the childhood of numerous boys who were part of The Second Mile, the organization Sandusky founded to help at-risk youth. One of the victims said he will never forgive Sandusky for all the pain he caused him because of the illegal sexual encounters.
Sandusky destroyed his family because he will now be separated from them for life. He destroyed the legacy of Paterno, who was the winningest college coach of all time before the scandal broke. He nearly destroyed the Penn State football program because of the sanctions heaped upon it by the NCAA.
And why? Because of his selfish - and illegal - sexual proclivities toward young boys.
Amid the destruction, there is hope.
Because of the dogged work of the Attorney General's investigators and the statewide grand jury, the victims of Sandusky's heinous crimes have been given a voice.
They were able to speak to the grand jury. They painfully told their stories to a Centre County jury. And they were believed.
As a grateful people and lovers of justice, we offer our continued thoughts to the young men and their families as they continue to deal with the aftermath of what will be forever remembered as the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.