Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty by a jury Friday night on 45 of 48 counts.
We're asking local residents for their reaction to the verdict. Here's what some people are saying. Check back later for more.
Some said it took courage for the men abused by Sandusky to step forward and relive the abuse during the trial.
Others said the trial that the ended with guilty verdicts in all but three of the 48 charges against Sandusky is just the start of more to come.
But everyone agreed that Sandusky got what he deserved - the likelihood that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Reactions: Here's what York County residents said about the guilty verdicts against the former Penn State football coach:
* "I think if he did it (committed the crimes), he got was he deserved," said Janet Fox of Dallastown. * "The way it turned out was more than fair," said Carl Weidman of York City. "What confused about it was why did take so long for this (the trail) to happen."
"More heads should be rolling than just Sandusky," Weidman said.
* "Twelve people decided (his guilt). I would have to agree with them," said John Harrington of Fawn Grove. "I think that man should spend the rest of his life behind bars."
* "The amount of witnesses who worked up the courage to take the stand, that sealed it (Sandusky's guilt) for me," said Karen Harrington of Fawn Grove.
* "I think the (legal) process did what it was supposed to," said Tom O'Conner of New Salem. "Our forefathers would be proud."
* "There are no winners," said Elizabeth O'Connor of New Salem. "I don't think it's over. I think more (victims) will come out."
Mike Harvey, talent coordinator and former chairperson for Sports Night, which helped raise money for The Second Mile:
"It's overwhelming ... It's a tragedy for everyone involved, particularly the young people. I was not surprised at the verdict, I don't think anyone was surprised. Penn State is still a great university and the Second Mile did help a lot of people. We need to move forward and continute the healing, There is probably a lot more to be unveiled, and it certainly appears they dotted their i's and crossed their t's for many years.
"It certainly makes you think. Do you really know the character of the individuals around you? Is what you're seeing on the outside matching their character on the inside? He (Sandusky) was a good friend to many people in York for many years.
"It is tragic that one person can bring so many others down. It's over, but it's not over in my mind, and there is a lot more work to be done. How do we warn our children about this? Obviously there are other people out there who are gaining the trust of young people. How do they separate the good from the evil? I don't know. "To betray the trust of children is the ultimate sin."
John Riggle, former York County Second Mile board member
"I'm very angry that he did this and that this even happened. I think the verdict was probably right on the money, but I wasn't there so I don't know."
John Dawson, York township, math professor at Penn State for 34 years
"I was expecting that outcome. I hope that it will bring some peace to the Penn State community. There's some things I must admit I don't understand about the defense in particular. Why Sandusky himself didn't want a change of venue for instance, but I think the overwhelming feeling of most of the people I know at Penn State is that one man did an incredible amount of damage to a lot of people's reputation and it's going to take a lot of time to heal
"And I think in particular with Paterno's passing -- which I think was hastened by all of this -- we've entered a new era and I don't think we're going to see a coach with the standards that Paterno had. He may have made a mistake and I think the greater fault lies in the secrey within Penn State, not just within the sports department but in things like the fact that Penn State does not report salaries.
"I felt the evidence I heard was pretty overwhelming and it will be interesting to see what kind of sentence he gets."
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