Jerry Sandusky, the former head coach at Penn State who was convicted this weekend on 45 counts of child molestation, has been placed under a suicide watch, according to reports.
The 68-year-old Sandusky, who was revered as a pillar of the Penn State community, was jailed immediately after the jury delivered its verdict on June 22. He was found guilty of molesting at least eight boys over a 15-yer period, and could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
"It's hard to judge character on the stand, because you don't know these kids," one of the jurors said in an interview. "But most were very credible – I would say all. I looked at him during the reading of the verdict and just the look on his face. No real emotion," the juror continued, "because he knew it was true."
Among the boys who accused Sandusky of sexual abuse was his adopted son, Matt Sandusky.
"During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse," Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici wrote in the statement. "At Matt's request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators."
Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced in about three months. But his attorneys plan on appealing the convictions, saying they didn't have adequate time to prepare their case.