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JERRY SANDUSKY Role: Former assistant football coach
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JERRY SANDUSKY
Role: Former assistant football coach and founder of The Second Mile charity for children, convicted of molesting boys over a 15-year period.
Background: Arrested in November after a long investigation by a statewide grand jury. He had been a very successful defensive coach for the Nittany Lions for 30 years, and prosecutors said he used his fame in the community to attract victims.
Charges: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault of a young child, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children.
Status: Will be sentenced on Oct. 9.
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Key players in the Penn State scandal

Important names to know from the Jerry Sandusky trial.

By the Associated Press